I wanted to take a moment to clear up any confusion there may be regarding payouts from the Replay Foundation for competitions we run. As a non-profit, we have tighter restrictions on how we account for our money. The biggest one, a pain for both you and me, is the W9 tax form.
If we give you $600 or more in a calendar year, for anything - winnings, work performed, for the purchase of a game, etc. - we have to report it to the IRS. To receive these payouts, you have to fill out a tax form. At the end of the year, the W9s of the +$600 crowd go to the accountants, while those of the -$600 crowd go to the shredder.
We do not, and we will not, keep your W9 any longer than we have to.
For your part, as a player, you have to fill out a W9 at every event of ours you win money at.
This not only saves me some time, allowing payments to go out faster, but it protects you. This is how I can tell that the John Doe who played in PAPA 19 is NOT the same John Doe that played in Pinburgh. This is how John Doe 1 doesn’t end up with a tax bill higher than he ought. If you don’t think this is a possibility, I would have you ask Josh Sharp how often he has to adjust a ranking in IFPA because two names are similar, or how often I’ve had to rewrite a check because someone didn’t give their legal name, or how many complaints we received that Dan Burfield was allowed to play in D division this year - totally different Dan Burfield, completely unrelated to each other.
So, if you won money at PAPA 19 and have not received your payout, you need to fill out a W9 and send it to me.
If you win any money in any competition at ReplayFX, you have to fill out a W9. Even if you did it for PAPA 19.
You will have to do it again at PAPA 20.