It's easy to get a summary of your shipping costs for taxes!
Just head to your Reports page here: https://ship.pirateship.com/reports
You can change the Date Range at the top of the page to adjust those reports here:
That'll update all the numbers & charts, and give you a total that you can use for your accounting 👍
The Total Shipping Costs section will show the total spent on shipping labels over the selected date range:
If you need to export a line-item report, just click the View Transactions link underneath Total Shipping Costs:
You can filter that report for the date range you need. Just click on the Date column header to apply that filter. If you want to see everything from 2019, set the range as January 1st 2019 - January 1st 2020:
Once you have the date range you want, you can use the Export button to get a copy of those transactions in a spreadsheet:
If you have any questions here, feel free to chat with us! One of our deckhands will be happy to help get you sailing in the right direction!
Do I need a W-9 to send a 1099 to Pirate Ship?
The IRS actually has an exception for payments for freight, so it's not necessary to issue Pirate Ship a 1099:
Use Certified Mail to send taxes to the IRS, not a package service
The IRS prefers you use Certified Mail service to send your tax returns to the IRS. When you purchase a "Certificate of Mailing," USPS assigns you a tracking number which allows you to track First-Class Mail similar to how you can track packages 👍
Unfortunately, Pirate Ship doesn't offer Certified Mail service! You'll need to visit your local Post Office for that. For more info on mailing your tax return to the IRS, visit the USPS website.
Read more about shipping government documents.