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How are taxes handled?

Tax season is around the corner! 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.:
All U.S. professionals who have earned $600 or more during the 2016 calendar year are considered eligible and will be issued a 1099 tax document.

If you did not earn at least $600 in 2016, you will not be issued a 1099.

1099 tax documents were issued to all eligible professionals on or before January 31st, 2017. Those who received the 1099 via electronic delivery were not sent a hard copy and can still login to their Payable account to download and print the tax document.

All eligible professionals received an email on January 12, 2017 from Payable to create or sign in to their Payable account to download their 1099. If you have any questions, please check out Payable's FAQ.


Handy Professionals in Canada:
February 28, 2017, professionals in Canada who have earned $500 or more during the 2016 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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