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C43A
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I was notified by the IRS of unreported income from PayPal via 1099K in 2018. After pulling my own transcripts from the IRS, I found that PayPal did in fact report over $20K of income in 2018 against my name and SSN, but the reported address was not one that I have ever been associated with and does not exist in public record; I have also never had a PayPal merchant account. Since it is virtually impossible to get through to an actual customer service representative, how do I get this clarified so I can prove to the IRS I did not actually receive these funds and make sure this does not happen again? 

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Sfatale
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Did you ever get help? We just got a 1099k from PayPal for my husband and he doesn't have a PayPal account and we don't sell anything.

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C43A
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Unfortunately I did not get help from PayPal. After hours and hours of trying to get through to someone I gave up. I had to write a letter to the IRS to explain this whole mess. I haven’t heard back from them yet, but this whole thing has cost me a ton of time and stress. Maybe a class action lawsuit will get their attention.

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Sfatale
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I agree, maybe it's something to be looked into.

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Hike276
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I just received one too. I am in the same situation I don't sale anything and I don't have a merchant account.

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Reginalyu2021
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Same thing just happened to me ! Got a 1099 In the mail and I never sold anything through eBay !

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bbolt
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It took them about 2 months to work on mine.  I went through the Better Business Bureau and received notification of a corrected 1099K form that would be mailed and a detailed communication.  I am guessing this problem is fairly common.  Trying to message electronically and phone calls were the worst and confusing.  Too many people.  Many who didn't really understand the problem I was trying to communicate.   I finally sent a detailed statement to their legal department and accounting (I think) through snail mail.  I had a better response. 

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amanyad_39
Member

Hi

 

I am in this very same situation right now.

 

I was sent a 1099k and eBay is giving me the turn around and won't be helpful.

I would like to contact the IRS, what is the best way to get my concern read and fixed right away?

This is causing so much stress in my household. 

 

Did the IRS cancel the 1099k under your name and were there any fines?

 

Does the IRS actually investigate these issues or do they just wipe our records and let these ID thieves go about their day?

 

Thank you

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Umph101
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I just got one as well for hundreds of thousands of dollars over 1700 transactions that were never made by me....get your $%^# together paypal. Worst company I have ever dealt with.

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Sfatale
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I have spoken to two people who basically said there is nothing they can do and to contact the IRS. This is ridiculous.

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