The United States Internal Revenue Service requires us to collect taxpayer information from individuals and companies that earn income from the CafePress.com service. The tax information we collect will be used solely to fulfill IRS requirements, and will not be used in any other manner. You will need to fill out the tax information regardless if you make a profit or not from your shop. If you do not want to make a profit, you can choose to not markup your products to earn royalty.
If you do not wish to use your social security number to receive your royalty payments, you can file for a EIN with the IRS at www.irs.gov.
If you fill out tax information, we do not withhold taxes from your royalty payment. If you are a US citizen and earn more than $600.00 in revenue per calendar year, we file form 1099 with the IRS.
If you do not fill out the tax information, or are not a US citizen and live abroad, we withhold tax and remit to the IRS on your behalf. There are processes for you to claim tax credits with the IRS if you are an American, or if your country has a tax treaty with the United States.