why does onlyfans need your address

When signing up to the OnlyFans platform, you may find that you’re being asking for your address.

We will explain why OnlyFans needs your address.

According to Statista, OnlyFans saw approximately 1 million active content creators on its platform worldwide in 2020.

OnlyFans needs your address for tax and verification purposes. When signing up to OnlyFans, you will need to complete a W9 tax form. Once you have earned or withdrawn more than $600 U.S. dollars, OnlyFans will send you a 1099 IRS tax form in the mail. Also, they will check if your address matches your ID as well.

Lets get in to this in more depth!

Why do I have to put my address on OnlyFans?

OnlyFans requires your address for two primary reasons.

1. Tax purposes

The first reason why OnlyFans requires your address, is to comply with tax laws.

When you first sign up to OnlyFans, you will be asked to complete a W9 tax form.

You will have to enter your address in this form.

Then, once you have earned or withdrawn more than $600 U.S. dollars, OnlyFans is required by law to send you a 1099 IRS tax form.

You will receive a 1099 tax form when you receive income from someone or a business that typically does not employ you.

The 1099 tax form will be sent to you.

You can read “Does OnlyFans Send You Mail To Your House?” here.

2. Identity verification

When signing up to OnlyFans as a creator, you are required to submit ID to prove you are who you claim you are.

This is because individuals often create an account impersonating someone else.

Also, it ensures that the creator is over the legal age as well.

So, OnlyFans can use your address you entered and compare it with the address on your license to make sure it’s really you.

If there is a reason why it’s different, you should contact OnlyFans support to explain why.

You can read “Is It Safe To Give OnlyFans Your ID” here.

Do you have to put a real address on OnlyFans?

You do need to put a real address on OnlyFans because you may need to receive mail if you reach the earnings threshold.

However, there is a way to not have to enter your home address.

It’s understandable why you don’t want to enter your home address because you don’t want others to know that you’re earning money from OnlyFans even though it will be discreet.

The best way to not receive mail to your home address is by using a PO box (Post office box).

A PO box is a numbered box in a post office assigned to a person or organization, where letters for them are kept until called for.

PO boxes are not free, and you will need to pay a subscription fee, in order to have one.

Then, you will need to enter your PO box address on your W9 form and OnlyFans can then send the 1099 tax form to it.

Do you need to use a real identity on OnlyFans?

You do need to use a real identity on OnlyFans when registering because you need to verify your identity and also you need to use your real identity for tax purposes as well.

However, apart from your name, you can remain completely anoymous on the platform.

You do not need to even show your face if you don’t want to. Also, you can make your username a name which is not relevant to your name as well if you would like.

Who does OnlyFans share your address with?

According to OnlyFans’ privacy policy, they share your personal details with their service providers, affiliated entities, and government agencies or regulators.

However, in the last 12 months, OnlyFans say they have shared your address with their service providers.

The service providers OnlyFans uses when verifying your account include Ondato, Aristotle and Jumio.

You can read OnlyFans’ service providers terms of service and privacy policies on their websites.

Does OnlyFans give out your address?

OnlyFans have only shared “identifiers” which include your address with their service providers in the last 12 months according to their privacy policy.

This is to verify your account, to make sure it’s really you.

We have explained this question above.


In conclusion, you need to provide OnlyFans with your address because they need to verify your account and for tax purposes.

If you don’t want to receive mail affiliated with OnlyFans like your 1099 tax form which you receive after earning more $600 U.S. dollars, then you could setup a PO box.

OnlyFans will share your address with their service providers to verify your account.

We hope you found this guide useful.

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