Let’s face it, taxes can be complicated– we aren’t legally able to give you any advice on how to file your taxes, but we’re happy to answer basic FAQs about what being a creator may mean for your taxes.
Important note: If you have more specific questions, we recommend reaching out to your tax advisor. Our team is unable to offer any advice on how to file your taxes.
Does Patreon withhold any taxes from my payments?
No! Patreon doesn’t withhold any taxes from your funds earned on Patreon. You can see your earnings by visiting the Income section of your page.
Is the money I earned from Patreon “taxable income”?
In many jurisdictions, the money you receive from your patrons is considered taxable income.
If you are a legally recognized not-for-profit company (for example, a USA 501(C)(3) charity), then you might not need to pay tax on your Patreon income. A local tax advisor would know for certain, so we encourage you to reach out to one for additional information.
Learn more about being a non-profit creator, here:
Do I receive any tax forms from Patreon?
You can find out how much you made on Patreon in the previous calendar year by downloading the CSV of your Earnings from the Income section of your page.
Gross earnings: You'll see your gross earnings for the previous year listed in the Tax Information section of your Pay out balance page.
If you are an international creator, or a US creator who did not earn $20,000 USD or more last year, you will not receive a 1099-K, or any other tax forms.
- If you are a US creator and earned $20,000 USD or more on Patreon in the last calendar year, click .
- If you live in Vermont or Massachusetts and earned $600 or more on Patreon in the last calendar year, click .
Consult a local tax professional for assistance with any further questions regarding how to file taxes or report Patreon earnings.