A US person generally includes the following:
What is a US person for FATCA and 1099K tax reporting purposes?
- A US citizen or resident individual, including US citizens living outside the US or US citizens and residents operating a business outside the US (This includes green card holders.)
- A corporation or partnership organized in the US or under the laws of the US or any state thereof, including where the entity is operating a business outside the US
- A trust if (i) a court within the US 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 US persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust, or an estate of a decedent that is a citizen or resident of the US
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Common US IRS Tax Questions 1099K, B-Notice, and FATCAAll US payment processors, including PayPal, are required by the Internal Revenue Service(IRS) to provide information to the IRS about certain customers who receive payments for the sale of goods or services through PayPal. Form 1099K and B-Notice are tax forms which are applicable to holders of accounts What is FATCA?"FATCA" is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which is a United States law designed to combat tax evasion by US persons (individuals or entities) that fail to report income related to non-US accounts. FATCA requires some of PayPal's non-US subsidiaries to collect information from their account holders How do I get a paper copy of my 1099K?A paper copy of your 1099K will be sent to you. If you need an additional copy please contact us. Here's how you can access your tax Form 1099K online from within your PayPal account: Click Activity. Click Statements and select Tax documents. Select the tax year you Who is impacted by FATCA?FATCA affects holders of accounts that are outside the United States, and it requires PayPal to collect tax documents or certifications from account holders stating whether they are US persons. This includes, but is not limited to, business entities, and some individuals that open accounts outside the United How does PayPal report my sales to the IRS? Will I receive a tax Form 1099K?PayPal will track the payment volume of your account(s) to check whether your payment volume exceeds both of these levels in a calendar year: $20,000 USD in gross payment volume from sales of goods or services in a single calendar year 200 payments for goods or services in What FATCA documentation does PayPal collect and how do I provide it?The information that must be collected may include, but is not limited to, the account holder’s address and US TIN (if a US person) or other TIN. 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Recently, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) identified a mismatch on your between What happens if I don't provide the FATCA information requested by PayPal?If you are a new account holder, you will be required to complete the certification requested by PayPal to comply with FATCA within 90 days of opening your account. If you don't provide the information PayPal request within 90 days, you will no longer be able to send 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 is One Touch and how do I use it?What is One TouchTM? One Touch allows you to complete purchases faster while still keeping your financial information secure. 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