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Signed Up With A Pen Name How Can I Get Paid By Paypal !

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by meakerseeker, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. meakerseeker

    meakerseeker Regular Member

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    I first signed up to AC with a pen name & now I need to use my real name to get paid by paypal do I need to cancel my account & open up a new one.
     
  2. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    Unless they check up on your PP account to see if name matches (which I seriously doubt), then just use any of your PP emails. You can make up to 8 different PP emails in your PP profile.

    It's the email address that payment goes to, not the name. ;)

    Hope I understood your question correctly.

    Edit: A thought just occurred to me ... IF you are in the U.S. then once you make $600 or over they would be required to get your tax id number and THAT would have to match your real name. So it might just be better to open a new account at AC under your real name if you can.

    I'm dense but what is AC? :eek:

    RM
     
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  3. m0ose89

    m0ose89 Newbie

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    Associated Content, the name of the board ;)
     
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  4. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    LOL I did say I was "dense"!

    Thx for straightening me out. :D

    RM
     
  5. queenrockz

    queenrockz Registered Member

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    Like what rebel said...if they don't check the paypal account to see if the name is matched or not, it will not be a problem. I am quite sure that AC only send the payment by email and not check the detail of account's holder.
     
  6. ViciouS

    ViciouS Junior Member

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    I don't quite get it. Why would a pen name be a problem? AC lets people sign up with bylines, right? The actual name doesn't have to match does it/
     
  7. Millygirl

    Millygirl Regular Member

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    Actually, I *think* for taxpayers, it does matter. That's why there's a line for your real name and for your pen name in the AC cpanel. Once an American writer reaches $600 AC sends out a tax form. I forget which one, too tired to think :D
     
  8. MrDetails

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    I believe the form you're referring to is called a W9. You have to fill it out once you reach $500/600 on one account.

     
  9. josh3101367

    josh3101367 Junior Member

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    i don't think AC check names on paypal