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.
If you’ve withdrawn $600 or more via check over the course of a calendar year, Rover will send you a 1099-NEC tax form to the address listed on your W-9 by January 31.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.
If you receive payments via PayPal, then you won’t receive tax documentation from Rover. Since PayPal distributes these funds to you, it is 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.
If you’ve added your bank account information to your Rover account to receive direct transfers, you must meet both of the following criteria in a calendar year to receive a 1099-K for 2021:
- Greater than $20,000 in gross payments from pet owners
- Greater than 200 pet care services transactions
The following states have different requirements to receive a 1099-K:
|Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Vermont and Virginia||Must have at least $600 in gross earnings|
|Illinois||Must have at least $1,000 in gross earnings and have at least 4 pet care service transactions|
|Missouri||Must have at least $1,200 in gross earnings|
|New Jersey||Must have at least $1,000 in gross earnings|
Note: For the 2022 calendar year, this threshold is changing to $600 or more in gross payments with no transaction requirement.
What’s included in gross payments?
Gross payments reflect the entire amount of payments processed on Rover on your behalf. This includes Rover’s service fees and is before any applicable refunds. This means that reported gross payments will be higher than what you actually received in your bank account.
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 us at email@example.com