If I pay a seller who is based in the U.S. over $600 worth of work for the year I am technically required by law to request a W-9 and send them a 1099-MISC…
Fiverr seems to have a strict communication policy about contacting each other outside their platform / requesting personal information such as Social Security Number, address, real names, ect (All stuff that is required on the W-9)…
Requesting a W-9 seems like it is against Fiverr polcies… I am curious… I have spent over $600 with sellers on this platform in less than a year… and plan to continue doing this in the future (Seems a lot more probable now too, with things like Gig Extras / Fiverr Pro). How does that work, is this an issue that Fiverr has yet to address?
I will be reporting these as business expenses with the I.R.S. and without proper documentation it is possible to get audited / severely penalized by the I.R.S.
I don’t think Fiverr sends 1099’s. / This may be an issue they need to fix.
What makes it even more confusing is I am technically paying Fiverr, and then Fiverr is paying the buyer. My PayPal / Credit Card statements show Fiverr being the one I paid… not that person directly.
Please Fiverr staff respond.