If the creator is a legally recognized not-for-profit company and you receive nothing of value in return for your payment to them, then some jurisdictions allow the patron to take a tax deduction.
Note: As a creator, if you provide patrons with something in return for their payment (T-shirt, download of music not available to non-patrons, concert tickets, backstage passes, etc) then the patron’s tax deduction is limited to the amount of their payment which exceeds the value they received.
Pledges to non-profits
What is a non-profit organization?
Non-profit organizations are generally exempt from federal taxes and many state taxes. There are many different types of non-profits when it comes to eligibility and tax-deductible contributions.
If I pledge to this creator is my pledge tax deductible?
Your contribution, minus the value of any thank-you gifts you receive, is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
For example, if the patron pays $100 of which $20 is the deemed value of a tote bag, then only the $80 is considered to be tax deductible.
Will I receive a document for tax purposes via email and/or mail?
Every month you will receive a an email receipt for your payments on Patreon. Non-profit creators may also send you information directly concerning the tax deductibility of your payment.
What if I have more tax questions?
If you have any additional questions, please visit our help center article covering sales tax requirements at Patreon.
If you have more involved questions regarding taxes, please consult with your local tax professional.