Knack Tutors are classified as Independent Contractors, which means that taxes are not withheld throughout the year. If you earn over $600 through Knack in the calendar year, we will request your tax information in order to send you a form 1099-MISC.

What does this mean? If you will be filing taxes, you’ll need to appropriately report all income earned through Knack. The IRS requires that we provide you with a 1099-MISC, displaying your earnings, allowing you to properly file your taxes as an Independent Contractor.

Why do you need to collect my SSN? In order for us to complete our part and send you the form 1099, if you cross the $600 threshold, we’ll need to collect your Social Security Number. We do not store any of this information, it's submitted directly to and stored with our secure payment processor, Stripe (used by Lyft, Kickstarter, Pinterest, and others). Some users may need to submit the last four digits of their Social Security Number before they hit the $600 threshold if Stripe determines additional identity verification is required.

Why do you need to collect my Photo ID? Some users may be required to submit a photo of their ID for additional identity verification. These requirements come directly from regulators and are intended for preventing crime. We do not store any of this information, it's submitted directly to and stored with our secure payment processor, Stripe (used by Lyft, Kickstarter, Pinterest, and others).

When will I receive my 1099? We will send you the form via email and physical mail and you'll receive your documents no later than February 1. Please keep in mind the tax deadline each year.

How do I appropriately file my taxes? Knack does not provide tax advice. It is your responsibility to file your taxes at the end of the year, but don't worry, we'll let you know when it's getting close to that time of year. We recommend that you seek guidance from a qualified tax service like TurboTax or H&R Block and/or contact an independent tax professional for specific answers to tax questions. You can also check out the IRS website for more information. We’ve included some helpful links below as well.

Helpful Links:

TurboTax Tips for Independent Contractors

Reporting Self-Employment Business Income and Expenses

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