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Any STMs get a W-9 request from ticketmaster?
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:35:53 PM »

Offline mef730

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Got an email from TM saying that they need a W-9 on file to complete a 1099-K (reportable third-party transactions) for every reseller. Makes no sense to me, since the K is only required for >200 transactions and 20,000 in proceeds. Can’t imagine many of us cross that threshold.

Mike

NOTE: JUST HEARD FROM MY REP. THIS IS A PHISHING EMAIL. IF YOU GET IT, SHE SAYS TO SHOOT IT.
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Re: Any STMs get a W-9 request from ticketmaster?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 10:35:02 PM »

Offline Newtonmom1

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I looked this up, and it may not be phishing, as Massachusetts has a lower threshold.  From the StubHub website:

“Additionally, starting in 2017, the states of Massachusetts and Vermont now require a 1099-K be issued for all sellers in Massachusetts and Vermont who have at least $600 in gross sales in a calendar year.
 
We’ll automatically request your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) when you approach the applicable 1099-K reporting thresholds for your location.

http://stubhub.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/303/categoryRecordID/RN_CATEGORY_438/categorySelected/RN_CATEGORY_438

Re: Any STMs get a W-9 request from ticketmaster?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 06:20:34 AM »

Offline mef730

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Interesting, thanks. Here's the response I got from my rep:

"Hi Mike,

Thank you for reaching out about this. This is a spam / fishing email, so please feel free to disregard and delete it from your inbox.
 
We are in communication now with Ticketmaster and are hoping to have it resolved shortly.   

Have a nice weekend!

Emily


Mike