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 page of your account.
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 in your .
You can also go to your payout settings and scroll down to Tax Information, where you can find your 2018 gross earnings.
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.
I received a tax email from Patreon. How do I review these numbers in my Dashboard?
The three numbers you received in the financial email can be calculated using the details on your Dashboard. Here's how:
Net income: This can be found on your when looking at creator's share. You'll need to add up all the creator share lines from 2017 (you can also download the CSV to make this a quick process).
Refunds: Refunds made to patrons can be found on the page of your dashboard. Refund amounts deducted from your creator balance is reported in the Creator’s Share column.