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Will I receive a 1099 from Rover?

Rover is not a tax advisor and cannot provide advice about taxes, income reporting, or unemployment.

There are a number of factors that determine whether you’ll receive a 1099 tax form, such as your location, how you receive payments, and the amount of payments Rover processed on your behalf. This article outlines what to expect if you received payments via PayPal, check, or multiple payout methods.

For questions about payments you received through Stripe, visit this article.

PayPal
Check
Payment via multiple methods in 2022
Additional tax documentation provided by Rover
If you don’t meet the requirements to receive a 1099 from Rover

PayPal

If you receive payments via PayPal, then you won’t receive tax documentation from Rover. Since PayPal distributes these funds to you, they are responsible for handling your tax documentation in accordance with its own tax reporting practices.

For more information on how PayPal reports sales to the IRS, check out this PayPal article.

Check

If you’ve withdrawn $600 or more via check over the course of a calendar year, Rover will send you a 1099-NEC tax form to the address listed on your W-9 by January 31. Additionally, an electronic copy will be emailed via tax1099.com by January 31.

 

Payment via multiple methods in 2022

Last year, Rover streamlined the way sitters receive payments by transitioning to a new payment processor called Stripe. It's possible that some sitters may have received payment via multiple payout methods in the past year.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for more than one payment method, you'll receive a separate 1099 for each payment method. Please review the eligibility requirements for each method you received payment from to determine whether you'll receive a 1099 for the year.

Additional tax documentation provided by Rover

Annual earnings summary

To help you reconcile your total earnings across your form 1099(s) for your tax return, Rover will provide you with an annual earnings summary. This summary will provide a breakdown of your 2022 payments for each payment method.

This document will be accessible in the Payments History section of your Rover account in January 2023. We'll also send you a notification with a link to view and download this document once it becomes available.

Tax tips and resources

We know that reporting taxes for your business can be complicated. Rover is partnering with an external tax advisor to provide some resources as you complete your 2022 income tax return. This will be available to you later in the year, and Rover will send you an email as soon as it becomes available. 

If you don’t meet the requirements to receive a 1099 from Rover

The fact that your payments on Rover do not reach the reporting threshold in a tax year does not relieve you of your obligation to report and pay taxes for income received through the Rover platform. We encourage you to consult with a tax advisor to better understand your requirements.

  • For more information, visit the IRS website about gig economy workers and 1099/W9 information.
  • If you have questions about your tax reporting, please contact Rover Support through the help center by signing in at the top and clicking the chat icon at the bottom of the page.
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