How do I transfer my account from a personal to a business account?

In order to transfer your account from a personal account to a business account, you will need to provide us with the full legal business name that payments will be made to. We will also need to know your relationship to the business entity.

If there is approved content in your portfolio, the business entity will be required to assume all of your obligations and your various agreements with Shutterstock, and you will have to execute an Assignment and Assumption Agreement (transfer of copyright agreement), which we will provide at that time.

Once your account information is updated you will be required to complete a new tax form, and obtain and enter a U.S. Employer ID Number (EIN) by completing and filing Form SS-4 to the IRS. Please note that payments will not be issued to accounts that do not have an approved tax form on file.

Please contact our Contributor Care team and we will guide you through the process.
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