What is a U.S. person for FATCA and 1099K tax reporting purposes?
A U.S. person generally includes the following:
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- A U.S. citizen or resident individual, including U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. or U.S. citizens and residents operating a business outside the U.S. (This includes green card holders.)
- A corporation or partnership organised in the U.S. or under the laws of the U.S or any state thereof, including where the entity is operating a business outside the U.S.
- A trust if, (i) a court within the U.S. would have authority under applicable law to render orders or judgments concerning substantially all issues regarding administration of the trust, and (ii) one or more U.S. persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust, or an estate of a descendent that is a citizen or resident of the U.S.
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What is FATCA?"FATCA" is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which is a United States law designed to combat tax evasion by U.S. persons (individuals or entities) that fail to report income related to non-U.S. accounts. FATCA requires some of PayPal's non-US subsidiaries to collect information from their account holders Who is impacted by FATCA?FATCA impacts holders of accounts that are outside the United States, and it requires us to collect tax documents or certifications from account holders stating whether or not they're U.S. persons. This includes, but isn't limited to, business entities and some individuals that open accounts outside the United States. Pursuant What FATCA documentation does PayPal collect and how do I provide it?According to FATCA, the information that we must collect may include, but isn't limited to, the account holder’s address and U.S. TIN (if a U.S. person) or other TIN. A business entity can be required to provide: Its country of incorporation. Its business type or classification under FATCA. What does FATCA require PayPal to report?If we determine that an account is reportable under FATCA (based on its analysis of account holder information), we must either report information to the local tax authority of the account, or to the IRS if the applicable account balance has reached a certain threshold. The reportable information What happens if I don't provide the FATCA information PayPal requests?If you're a new account holder, you'll be required to complete the certification we requested to comply with FATCA within 90 days of opening your account. If the certification isn't completed within 90 days, you'll no longer be able to send funds from, or receive funds into your account. If What is a Certificate of Foreign Status (U.S. tax Form W8 BEN/BEN-E)? Why do I need to provide this to PayPal?All U.S. payment processors, including PayPal, are required by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide information to the IRS regarding account holders who receive payments for the sale of goods or services. In order for PayPal to satisfy its information reporting obligations under IRS rules and What is the XML Reporting API?Reporting overview The Reporting API is an API that you can use to automate your report queries. It enables you to programmatically query the reporting database in XML. PayPal Manager is also a client of the Reporting API. Everything that Manager can do with reports is available to What information is required to open a Personal PayPal account?To open a personal PayPal account, you'll need to provide your name, address, phone number, and email address. We also ask that you create a password for your PayPal account and choose two different security questions to answer. This information is necessary for us to protect you from What should I do if my account is restricted because I didn't provide the requested FATCA information?Even if your account is restricted, you'll be able to log in and access the FATCA information. From your account, you can start the certification process by answering a few questions or providing the applicable forms. The certification process is complete when you've: Provided all requested information, Reviewed What reporting options are available for PayPal for Marketplaces? Important: PayPal for Marketplaces is a limited-release solution at this time. It is available to select partners for approved use cases. For more information, reach out to your PayPal account manager or contact a PayPal Partner Expert. 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