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Your decision to participate in the DevEx program may or may not have tax implications based on your tax jurisdiction (location) and your total cash payouts. Please consult a tax adviser for additional information.)
I don’t pay taxes; do I need to complete a tax form?
We do require all DevEx participants to submit a completed tax form before we can process a payment.
Which tax form do I submit?
One of the steps in the DevEx payment process is supplying us with your tax-related information (requirements vary depending on the country in which you reside). Roblox recognizes these steps can be time-consuming and possibly tedious; however, these steps are mandated by the tax authorities in the countries in which Roblox operates.
Tax reporting requirements vary based on whether you are a U.S. person or non-U.S. person.
According to the IRS, for U.S. federal tax purposes, a U.S. person includes, but is not limited to:
An individual who is a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien,
A partnership, corporation, company, or association created or organized in the U.S. or under the laws of the U.S.
Any estate (other than a foreign estate), or
A domestic trust (as defined in Treasury Regulations Section 301.7701-7)
Process for a U.S. Person
All U.S. persons participating in the DevEx program are required to submit their W-9 tax form during their Tipalti account creation (after submitting their first payout request). Roblox will submit your tax information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to validate your tax ID information. If U.S. tax information does not exactly match IRS records, a Roblox DevEx agent will contact you to get further information through email. Please verify this information comes from email@example.com to avoid phishing and scam emails.
If your cash earnings for the prior tax year are greater than $600 then Roblox will report your cash earnings to the IRS on IRS Form 1099-MISC. We generally issue these Forms on or before January 31 each year. Developers will be both mailed and emailed their tax form. The forms will be mailed to the address they provided on their W-9 and emailed to the email account associated with their Tipalti account
Process for a non-U.S. Person
All non-U.S. Persons participating in the DevEx program are required to submit their IRS W-8BEN (or other applicable IRS Form W-8) tax form during Tipalti account creation to confirm that they are a non-U.S. person. By signing the IRS W-8 tax form, you are certifying you are not a U.S. person.
As a non-U.S. Person you generally will not receive an annual tax form.
Where do I submit my tax form?
You will be asked to complete and submit your tax form on the Tipalti portal. Please do not email your tax form or other sensitive personal information to us.