Disclaimer: As independent contractors, it is the responsibility of the Partners to keep track of their earnings and to accurately report them in their tax filings. General 1099 overview and Payable FAQs can be found here as a reference. Any questions about what you have to report on your taxes should be directed to a tax professional, as Quora cannot provide you with tax advice.
I received an email from Payable.com, what should I do? Is it spam?
It is NOT a spam or a phishing email! Please follow instructions provided in the email to sign up for an account. This will allow Quora to provide you with Form 1099-MISC, which is required by the IRS to report income you have earned as a Partner through the Partner Program. Stripe.com partners with Payable.com to provide tax compliance service.
If there is any missing mandatory filing information on your Payable account after sign-up (e.g. Taxpayer Identification Number/Social Security Number, mailing address), you will receive email notifications to furnish such information even beyond January 31st, 2020, as this is a mandatory government filing. If information is not provided after the email notifications from Quora, your noncompliance will affect your eligibility to participate in the Partner Program
Why did I get a 1099?
In the United States, all Partners that earn $600 or more within a calendar year will receive a 1099-MISC from Payable.com. A 1099 form is used to report contractor earnings to the IRS. You only get a 1099 form after earning more than $600 with a company.
When will my Form 1099-MISC be available?
The 2019 Form 1099-MISC will not be available until January 31st, 2020. If you have selected electronic delivery and access via Payable, you can retrieve the Form 1099-MISC on January 31st, 2020. If you have selected paper mailing delivery, you can expect the Form 1099-MISC to arrive within 3-5 business days of January 31st.
If your information on file was incorrect or did not receive your 1099-MISC within 3-5 business days of January 31st, you will be able to view your 1099-MISC electronically.
I already have a Payable account. Do I need to create a new one?
If you already have a Payable account created as Quora Partner in 2018, please login with your previously created login credentials to access your 2019 1099-MISC form.
What happens if I don't select my delivery method by January 24th, 2020 or "rejected" the payable invite?
If you do not select your delivery option by January 24th, 2020 then we will automatically mail your 1099-MISC on January 31st to the address on file. Please log-in and make sure the information you entered when creating your account is correct!
If your information on file was incorrect or you did not receive your 1099-MISC within 3-5 business days of January 31st, you will be able to view your 1099-MISC electronically.
Can I change my election for delivery preference?
Yes! You can change your delivery preference from your account settings in your Payable profile at any time before January 24th, 2020. Please see Payable's support article for more details.
I created a new Payable account and selected electronic, but can't access my 1099. What do I do?
Your 2019 1099-MISC form will be available on January 31st. If you have any issues with accessing your Form 1099-MISC, please contact email@example.com.
I created a new Payable account and selected paper mailing delivery, but never received my 1099. What do I do?
Please make sure in Payable the mailing address for your account is up-to-date and correct, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe the amount on my 1099 is not correct. What do I do?
For questions about the amounts included on your 1099 form, please contact Partners@quora.com.