Maximize Your Earnings by Submitting Your Tax Forms

Maximize Your Earnings by Submitting Your Tax Forms

From 2016 onwards, you were required to submit W-9/W-8-BEN/W-BEN-E forms. These forms are only valid for three years, meaning the expiration date is quickly approaching for some of you. Therefore, you’ll be required to submit these forms again so you can enjoy more of your Spreadshirt earnings.

Fortunately, the process is easy. Simply download the form, fill out all the essential information, and send it to

We’ll even help you to remember this important date; 30 days before your form is invalidated, you’ll see an orange box on your dashboard notifying you that action is required.

If you’re a Legacy User Area Partner, you will NOT see this box on your dashboard. Instead, you should keep an eye on the Payment data & tax status section of your dashboard following each payout. This will alert you if the forms need to be resubmitted.

If you fail to resubmit the form, we will have to withhold up to 30% of your earnings. Unfortunately, there’s no way around this as we’re simply complying with American tax law. But rest assured, the entire process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes of your time.

Specifics on tax information can be found here.

If you have any questions about these forms or other tax information, please reach out in the comments below.

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  1. So I have a question and need help but which box do I check on the W-9 Tax Form on line 3. Do I check off Partnership? Sole Proprietor? I just know I make designs and sell it on your site. I know most of the other lines but line 3 is really killing me cuz I’m confused as to what to put onto Line 3. Help!

    • Hi Harl,

      Ok, so if you check your data you need to fill in your correct address details. Please do this now. We will pay you out in February. But unless you don’t have a correct address we cannot pay you.
      We also sent you already e-mails concerning this issue. In case of further problems, please contact


  2. There was no warning that this would happen and I’ve just seen this post looking for answers why my commissions were slashed this month. I will fill out the forms tonight but my question is will there be a credit applied for the lost income after the forms are submitted? Maybe an email or something next time?

    • Hi Troy,

      We do clearly state it in your account that if you fail to send us the W-9 form we are required by law to withhold the 30%.
      You can collect the money back from the IRS after receiving your 1099 tax form (which we will send by the end of January to your address).


  3. Hi, Is it possible to become a marketplace designer from Hungary?
    How many designs can be uploaded free of charge? How is the royalty paid? Can I send my W-8BEN form filled in to the above email address? Best regards, Bela

    • Our service is always free. And yes, of course it is possible to become a marketplace designer from Hungary. You can also sign up on our European platform ( And yes, the form needs to be sent to

  4. I’m Living in the philippines why do i need to fill out the form that you gave to me, that is why im wondering my profit is too low because of your 30% tas the amount i recvd is so little… My goodness do i need to fill out that form???

    • Hi Janny,

      Because this is what American tax law requires you to do! Please follow the instructions in your account 🙂


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