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If a seller who is not in US and doesn’t check it, there gig will be entitled to be automatic deactivation.

What if the seller is not that smart enough to check it, because i do have someone who i am sure will not check it, because he/she doesn’t live in US and doesn’t have great knowledge of this new thing and also I cannot talk to him/her anymore. I don’t want him/her to get his/her gigs deactivated and then be in stress.

Damn! Hope you see it.

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If a seller who is not in US and doesn’t check it, there gig will be entitled to be automatic deactivation.

What if the seller is not that smart enough to check it, because i do have someone who i am sure will not check it, because he/she doesn’t live in US and doesn’t have great knowledge of this new thing and also I cannot talk to him/her anymore. I don’t want him/her to get his/her gigs deactivated and then be in stress.

Damn! Hope you see it.

What if the seller is not that smart enough to check it,

All they have to do is answer no. If they aren’t smart enough to do that how can they be a seller?

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Here’s a question for accountants.

If a buyer cancels an order, can I deduct that from my income taxes?

Also, I hope the W9 reports our earnings AFTER Fiverr takes 20% commission. If I sell $50, I’m really earning $40. I would hate to have the IRS think I’m earning $50.

Also, I hope the W9 reports our earnings AFTER Fiverr takes 20% commission.

I believe @mjensen415 said in the original post that the reported income was after the 20% commission.

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Here’s a question for accountants.

If a buyer cancels an order, can I deduct that from my income taxes?

Also, I hope the W9 reports our earnings AFTER Fiverr takes 20% commission. If I sell $50, I’m really earning $40. I would hate to have the IRS think I’m earning $50.

If a buyer cancels an order, can I deduct that from my income taxes?

If that happens it gets deducted from your earnings. You only have to pay taxes on what you actually earn. Not on cancelled orders since that amount was taken away from your earnings.

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Interesting. If they’re doing a reminder like this, it seems like many people have not yet clicked the Yes or No button. I clicked it on the same hour I received the notification.

I’ll take a screenshot of the active gig amounts in my category and compare it to gig amounts after 22th to see if there’s indeed a big drop in gigs, just out of curiousity.

I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US. Unless those people have changed their country by now, if it’s even possible.

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Interesting. If they’re doing a reminder like this, it seems like many people have not yet clicked the Yes or No button. I clicked it on the same hour I received the notification.

I’ll take a screenshot of the active gig amounts in my category and compare it to gig amounts after 22th to see if there’s indeed a big drop in gigs, just out of curiousity.

I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US. Unless those people have changed their country by now, if it’s even possible.

I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US. Unless those people have changed their country by now, if it’s even possible.

Yes, there are many sellers who change their google address. I believe that’s how Fiverr gets to know which country you’re from?

And what will happen if someone Denies “No” in form W-9 even if they are a US person?

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I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US. Unless those people have changed their country by now, if it’s even possible.

Yes, there are many sellers who change their google address. I believe that’s how Fiverr gets to know which country you’re from?

And what will happen if someone Denies “No” in form W-9 even if they are a US person?

Good question. If you’re using VPN, then it’s more tricky to verify it. And I doubt they will go through payment details, address checking etc. to verify if a seller is truthful. I don’t see what they would gain from suspecting people about lying about not being in US. And there’s just sooo many sellers on Fiverr.

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Interesting. If they’re doing a reminder like this, it seems like many people have not yet clicked the Yes or No button. I clicked it on the same hour I received the notification.

I’ll take a screenshot of the active gig amounts in my category and compare it to gig amounts after 22th to see if there’s indeed a big drop in gigs, just out of curiousity.

I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US. Unless those people have changed their country by now, if it’s even possible.

I’ll take a screenshot of the active gig amounts in my category and compare it to gig amounts after 22th to see if there’s indeed a big drop in gigs, just out of curiousity.

I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US

That’s a good idea. …

I’m also going to take screenshots of how many are in the US before and after.

I will post them both if I see a drop off.

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Interesting. If they’re doing a reminder like this, it seems like many people have not yet clicked the Yes or No button. I clicked it on the same hour I received the notification.

I’ll take a screenshot of the active gig amounts in my category and compare it to gig amounts after 22th to see if there’s indeed a big drop in gigs, just out of curiousity.

I assume many would vanish because from what I have heard, many sellers live elsewhere but claim to live in US. Unless those people have changed their country by now, if it’s even possible.

It might be the gigs will be deactivated over the week after the 22nd instead of all at one time.

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Good question. If you’re using VPN, then it’s more tricky to verify it. And I doubt they will go through payment details, address checking etc. to verify if a seller is truthful. I don’t see what they would gain from suspecting people about lying about not being in US. And there’s just sooo many sellers on Fiverr.

. If you’re using VPN, then it’s more tricky to verify it. And I doubt they will go through payment details, address checking etc. to verify if a seller is truthful.

They will know because the person who is claiming to be in the US will not have a valid social security number or EIN number. I’m not sure if they will check them all to be valid or not but the US tax service will probably notify them its not a valid number.

If a seller has said he is in the US but answered no on that form I would think fiverr would ban them or deactivate their gigs.

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What if the seller is not that smart enough to check it,

All they have to do is answer no. If they aren’t smart enough to do that how can they be a seller?

It’s not just a no.

It’s, Profile Picture > Settings > Form W-9 > No.

If they aren’t smart enough to do that how can they be a seller?

It’s not about smartness here, the Form W-9 is in the settings, and I am not sure Fiverr sends any notification, or popup or something else so a user can know they have to fill the Form W9.

And He/She has earned what only a minority of people will ever achieve on this platform.

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It’s not just a no.

It’s, Profile Picture > Settings > Form W-9 > No.

If they aren’t smart enough to do that how can they be a seller?

It’s not about smartness here, the Form W-9 is in the settings, and I am not sure Fiverr sends any notification, or popup or something else so a user can know they have to fill the Form W9.

And He/She has earned what only a minority of people will ever achieve on this platform.

It’s not about smartness here, the Form W-9 is in the settings, and I am not sure Fiverr sends any notification, or popup or something else so a user can know they have to fill the Form W9.

I got a message and a ribbon at the top of my gig page that told me to fill it out.

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If a buyer cancels an order, can I deduct that from my income taxes?

If that happens it gets deducted from your earnings. You only have to pay taxes on what you actually earn. Not on cancelled orders since that amount was taken away from your earnings.

If that happens it gets deducted from your earnings. You only have to pay taxes on what you actually earn. Not on cancelled orders since that amount was taken away from your earnings.

The reason I’m asking is because a certain celebrity didn’t pay taxes for years thanks to real estate loses, so I was wondering if I can use my loses, i.e. refunds, the same way?

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If that happens it gets deducted from your earnings. You only have to pay taxes on what you actually earn. Not on cancelled orders since that amount was taken away from your earnings.

The reason I’m asking is because a certain celebrity didn’t pay taxes for years thanks to real estate loses, so I was wondering if I can use my loses, i.e. refunds, the same way?

The reason I’m asking is because a certain celebrity didn’t pay taxes for years thanks to real estate loses, so I was wondering if I can use my loses, i.e. refunds, the same way?

No he has special exceptions as a real estate investor. He is part of the priveleged 1% at the top.

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Today I noticed that for a quick second, when I look at my Fiverr Profile, a notice that my gigs are paused until the mandatory tax information is filed with Fiverr (I’m paraphrasing)

It’s onscreen for a second and disappears. As far as I know, we already filed this information weeks ago when the issue first came up. It seems like our gigs are still visible and active. Should we be worried?

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Cant unpause my gig…they are keeping it that way until I answer fill out the form but its not available to me yet. (am from the bahamas) didn’t see this coming

didn’t see this coming

I think fiverr has been informing sellers for some time now that they needed to fill out the W-9 questionnaire even if they are not US Citizens. Did you not get a message in your inbox? :thinking:

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