Most US-based freelancers on Gratify should not require a 1099 from you. Why? Under the Internal Revenue Code Section 6050W, you don’t need to file Form 1099-MISC for independent contractors paid through Gratify because you’re not paying the freelancer directly. All payments to freelancers on Gratify are made through Gratify; a third party settlement organization.
We file a Form 1099-K when applicable (to freelancers who are U.S. Persons and receive over $20,000 with more than 200 transactions through Gratify, or otherwise deemed eligible for 1099-K) and collect other tax obligations, like a Form W8-BEN, from any freelancers on our network who reside outside of the US.
With this said, all tax obligations are the sole responsibility of the client and freelancer. The above is not legal tax advice and should not be considered as such. Tax requirements vary by location and relationship. For example, if your freelancer is considered an employee (opposed to an independent contractor), the above information does not apply. We recommend that you consult a tax professional for more information regarding tax requirements specific to your location and situation.