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Should I expect to receive a tax form from Airbnb?

Depending on your account status, the taxpayer information you've submitted to Airbnb, and other factors, you may receive a tax form from Airbnb.

As always, we encourage you to consult a tax professional for assistance reporting your income. If you think you've submitted the wrong information, you can make changes to taxpayer information you've already submitted.

Airbnb expects to issue tax forms to the following categories of persons:

US persons who have earned over $20,000 and had 200+ reservations

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires US companies that process payments, including Airbnb, to report gross earnings for all US users who earn over $20,000 and have 200+ transactions in the calendar year. If you exceed both IRS thresholds in a calendar year, Airbnb will issue you a Form 1099-K.

Delivery of Form 1099-K

Any Form 1099-K issued to you will be available in your Payout Preferences. You'll receive an email notification when your form is ready, typically in late January of each year. We also mail a copy to the address you provided along with your taxpayer information, unless you opted for electronic delivery only. You may receive more than one Form 1099-K if your taxpayer information is listed on multiple Airbnb accounts.

Non-US persons who have submitted a Form W-8

Hosts with US-sourced earnings who have submitted a Form W-8 will be provided a Form 1042-S.

Delivery of Form 1042-S

You'll receive a Form 1042-S in the mail at the address you entered when you submitted your tax information, typically in late February of each year. The IRS requires that we mail Form 1042-S by the end of March.

Hosts who had taxes withheld from their payouts

If taxes were withheld from your payouts during the calendar year (applies to both US and non-US hosts), you’ll be provided with the appropriate tax form so that you may account for the withholdings on your income tax return. Read more about withheld taxes.

Airbnb service providers (photographers, translators, others)

Airbnb service providers, including photographers, translators, and additional service providers who have earned $600 or more in the calendar year will receive a Form 1099-MISC.

Delivery of Form 1099-MISC

Any Form 1099-MISC issued to you will be available in your Payout Preferences. You'll receive an email notification when your form is ready, typically in late January of each year. We also mail a copy to the address you provided along with your taxpayer information, unless you opted for electronic delivery only.

Hosts in taxable states of MA and VT

The reporting threshold is lower than the IRS threshold of $20,000 and 200 transactions. Both MA and VT have an information reporting requirement where gross earnings exceed $600. Gross earnings above $600 is not reportable to the IRS because it's below the federal reporting threshold of $20K and 200 transactions, but is reportable to the state because it's above the state threshold of $600. If you met the state threshold, you’ll receive a printed form that has been filed with your respective state.

US Luxury Retreats hosts who have earned over $600

Luxury Retreats hosts who have submitted a Form W-9 and have earned $600 or more in the calendar year will receive a Form 1099-MISC. Amounts are reported inclusive of commission.

Delivery of Form 1099-MISC

Any Form 1099-MISC issued to you will be available in your Payout Preferences. You'll receive an email notification when your form is ready, typically in late January of each year. We also mail a copy to the address you provided along with your taxpayer information, unless you opted for electronic delivery only.

Non-US Luxury Retreats hosts who have submitted a Form W-8

Luxury Retreats hosts with US-sourced earnings who have submitted a Form W-8 will be provided a Form 1042-S.

Delivery of Form 1042-S

You'll receive a Form 1042-S in the mail at the address you entered when you submitted your tax information, typically in late February of each year. The IRS requires that we mail Form 1042-S by the end of March.