In 2017, Patreon reported my earnings to the IRS. However, PayPal also reported my earnings to the IRS. Because my Patreon income was reported twice, the IRS thinks I made twice the amount I actually made, and now they are asking me to pay them a bunch of extra money.
I contacted PayPal and told them that they didn’t need to report my Patreon income, because Patreon already did so. They told me that they’re legally required to report my income, and to speak with Patreon instead. But, what if Patreon just tells me the same thing?
Do other creators have to deal with this, too? Am I going to pay double taxes, just because the same income was reported redundantly by two different sources?
What is the appropriate solution in this situation?
Thanks for your time.