The answers below to common questions are for information purposes only. Ticketmaster cannot provide tax advice. If you have questions about your taxes, you should consult your tax advisor.
How do I submit my taxpayer information via the Seller Tax Details form?
To ensure there aren’t any issues or delays with your payout, please follow these steps to submit your taxpayer information:
- Go to the Seller Tax Details form and sign in using the email and password associated with your Ticketmaster account.
- Select an option under My Location to certify your citizenship.
- Note: If you are a non-U.S. citizen or resident, the IRS still requires us to ask for certain information to verify your non-U.S. status.
- Fill in your legal name used for tax purposes under My Info.
- Provide your Tax Identification Number (TIN) under My Tax Info. Your TIN is usually your Social Security Number.
- Fill in your permanent residence address under My Address.
- Click Submit.
Will I receive a Form 1099-K for tickets that I sell on Ticketmaster?
If your gross transactional amount reaches federal or state thresholds in a calendar year, you’ll get a Form 1099-K from Ticketmaster to use when filing your taxes. Starting in 2023, the federal threshold is $600. The gross transactional amount equals the total amount of your combined sales — meaning the price you sell your tickets for, plus fees and any other amounts related to your ticket sales. Receiving a Form 1099-K from Ticketmaster doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to pay taxes on your ticket sales, it just provides the total gross transactional amount processed by Ticketmaster during that calendar year. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
What information will I be required to provide to Ticketmaster?
Before you receive payout for selling on Ticketmaster, you’ll be asked to complete our secure Seller Tax Details form. You’ll need to provide your Name, Address, Phone Number, and Taxpayer Identification Number (this can be a Social Security Number, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or Employer Identification Number). To avoid delays in processing your payout, it’s important to make sure that the information you provide on the form matches what you use for tax purposes. As a safety note, Ticketmaster will never ask you to provide this information directly over the phone or via email.
How will my information be handled?
Once you login and submit your taxpayer information on our secure Seller Tax Details page, Ticketmaster will submit your information to the IRS for verification. To avoid issues with processing, please ensure that the name you provide in the form matches the name that you use for tax purposes, and that all fields are entered accurately. Ticketmaster will never ask you to provide this information over the phone or in an email. Once verified, Ticketmaster will send you a confirmation via email.
When will I receive my 1099-K tax form?
For any tax year in which a Form 1099-K is required, Ticketmaster will typically provide a copy of the form by January 31 of the following year. If your annual gross transactional amount does not exceed the federal or state reporting thresholds, you will not receive a Form 1099-K for that tax year. If you have any questions about tax reporting or filing, please consult your tax adviser. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
How will I know if my gross transactional amount reaches the federal or state thresholds for the Form 1099-K?
If you exceeded the federal or state thresholds for the previous year, Ticketmaster will send you a Form 1099-K. You may also download it directly online via our Download Your 1099-K page (available after February 15, 2023). If you do not exceed the annual threshold, you will not receive a Form 1099-K. Starting in 2023, the federal reporting threshold will be $600. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
How does Ticketmaster calculate the gross transactional amount for each of my sales?
When we refer to the “gross transactional amount,” that’s the total value of your sale. This total value includes the price you sold your tickets for, plus fees and any other amounts related to your ticket sales. The gross transactional amount is not adjusted for credits, discounts or refunds. As a note, the gross transactional amount will be greater than your total seller payout. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
What if I have more than one Ticketmaster account?
If you sold tickets through more than one Ticketmaster account, you’ll need to sign in to each account to submit your taxpayer information via our secure Seller Tax Details form. If the annual gross transactional amount of your combined sales across your accounts exceeds the federal or state reporting thresholds, we’ll provide a separate Form 1099-K for each account — even if the individual accounts do not exceed those thresholds. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
Why am I being asked to enter my taxpayer information before I reach the federal or state thresholds?
To comply with federal and state withholding requirements, we are required to collect taxpayer information starting with your first completed sale. If the annual gross transactional amount of your sales does not exceed federal or state reporting thresholds, you will not receive a Form 1099-K from Ticketmaster. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
I’m not a U.S. citizen. Do these requirements apply to me?
If you are not a U.S. citizen or resident, you may not be subject to reporting or withholding requirements. However, Ticketmaster is required to verify your non-U.S. status to comply with IRS regulations. To avoid delays with processing your payout, please make sure that all fields are entered accurately. As a reminder, Ticketmaster will never ask you to provide this information directly over the phone or via email. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
My Ticketmaster account is registered as a corporation. Do these requirements apply to me?
Corporations are subject to withholding thresholds and Form 1099-K reporting. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
If I receive a Form 1099-K, do I have to add these amounts to my tax filings?
Receiving a Form 1099-K does not automatically mean you’ll owe taxes on the reported amount. While the Form 1099-K shows your gross sales, you are taxed on your net income. What that means is, you only pay taxes if you make a profit. You will not owe any taxes on tickets that sell for less than you paid for them. Ticketmaster can provide you with information on your transactions, but we cannot give you tax, legal or accounting advice. Learn more about the Form 1099-K.
The above are answers to common questions we receive about why we collect taxpayer information from those who sell tickets on our marketplace. This page is for information purposes only. Ticketmaster cannot provide tax advice. If you have any questions about tax reporting or filing, please consult your tax adviser.