You will only receive a Form 1099-K from Patreon if you are located in the United States and received $20,000 or more in a calendar year on Patreon.* Please refer to IRS instructions for the 1099-K here.
If the above is not applicable, then you will not receive a Form 1099-K from Patreon.
1099-K: If you receive a 1099-K from us, the dollar amount in Box 1 consists of the gross receipts from all funds you received in your creator balance in the corresponding calendar year (excluding Patreon's 5% fee and other third-party fees, such as payment processing fees).
Please note: Patreon cannot provide tax advice so please consult a tax professional. Please be sure to appropriately report all income to the relevant tax authorities.
Even if you do not receive a 1099 form you should still check with your local tax authority to make sure you have properly reported your taxable income.
Some creators may receive a 1099-K from PayPal that includes the payouts they have received from Patreon along with other payments they received on PayPal. Make sure that you do not double report this income, but please consult with a tax professional for specific tax advice.
For more information about your financial metrics, you can review the Earnings CSV in your Patreon Dashboard.
Note: 1099-K's are sent by our payout providers Stripe and PayPal dependent on your Patreon payouts. If you need an additional copy of the form, you'll need to reach out to the provider (Stripe or PayPal) where you received your monthly payouts for the year.