How are taxes handled?

As an independent contractor using the Handy platform, you are responsible for filing and paying your own Federal and State income taxes. Handy does not withhold any taxes on your behalf. If you have questions about filing your taxes, please consult a tax professional.

Handy Professionals in the U.S.:

In compliance with the IRS, all U.S. professionals who have earned $20,000 or more AND have completed at least 200 bookings during the 2019 calendar year are considered eligible and will be issued a 1099 tax document. If you did not meet this threshold, you will not be issued a 1099. 

  • Those who are eligible will receive an email from Payable on or before January 31st, 2020 to create or sign in to their Payable account to download their 1099. Handy did not email any 1099 documents. If you have any questions, please check out Payable's FAQ.
  • Those who received the 1099 via Payable electronic delivery were not sent a hard copy and can still login to their Payable account to download and print the tax document if necessary.

*Pros who made between $600 and $20,000 will be separately emailed their Net Pay on or before January 31, 2020. If you have not received this email as of February 1, 2020, please reach out to Handy via the form below.* 

Handy Professionals in Canada:
Professionals in Canada who have earned $500 or more during the 2019 calendar year will be issued a T4A tax document via standard mail.

Handy Professionals in the UK:
If you are a professional in the UK, Handy does not provide any tax documentation.

Please visit the Account Settings / Edit Profile page in your Handy Portal to make sure your address on file is accurate. If you have any questions, please use the form below to contact us.

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