italki is a Hong Kong company, and as such, we only need to report taxes for our teachers who hold Hong Kong and China IDs.
italki is not an employer or independent contractor of teachers. On italki, you are self-employed! We provide the italki platform and service so that you can teach the way you want and work for yourself as an online educator.
How should I report my italki income?
It depends which country you live in and what your local regulations are.
If you are a Chinese citizen earning money from italki,
please refer to the following FAQ on how we report your taxes to the Chinese government.
If you are a non-Chinese citizen earning money via teaching on italki, it is your own responsibility to report this as self-employed income. We don't provide any special tax forms for this purpose. If you need proof of payment, you can print out your Paypal (or other payment provider) invoices or your italki Credits session history.
As we have teachers teaching from all over the world, each country has their own laws for how to report foreign earned income. You should check with your home country's laws regarding this and report accordingly.
Where do I find my income details?
The best place to get this information is in the transaction history of your selected payment provider. This will be an accurate record of exactly how much money you have made by teaching on italki.
This is because even if you have earned credits in your Teacher Wallet on italki, this has not yet been withdrawn as money to your payment account. So, you can check your transaction and withdrawal records for italki credits. But, to check your payments and income, the best record will be the transaction history of payments sent by italki that you will find in your payment provider account (Paypal, Payoneer, Alipay, etc.).