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General Account Questions

EQT Owner Relations is available to help serve our landowner needs Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Please contact us by phone at 412-395-3328, toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263), via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. After normal business hours or on major holidays, voicemail and email are always available to receive communications.  You can also write to us at 

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 When you call or write, please provide your owner number, telephone number, and the nature of your question. We strive to respond to inquiries within two business days (excluding weekends/holidays).

  The Owner ID, or AB Number, is a unique account number that allows EQT to know specifically which landowner we are working with. You can find this number on most EQT correspondence, including your check stubs.
  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires EQT to acquire a social security number or tax identification number from all Payees. Failure to supply your social security or tax identification number will result in EQT withholding a 28% non-refundable tax on all payments.
  The most common reason is that your account revenues fall below the minimum suspense level. This amount can vary from landowner to landowner, and may be determined by the terms of your lease or by EQT accounting policies. From December through October, the minimum check amount is fifty dollars ($50.00), unless your lease terms state otherwise. Once accumulated proceeds exceed the minimum suspense level, you will receive a check for the accumulated funds. In November, we will issue a minimum release check to clear out accumulated proceeds that are still below the owner minimum threshold.

Another common reason for not receiving a check is that you moved and did not update your address with us. The post office is not allowed to forward these checks, so it may be returned to us as undeliverable. When this happens, we will send you a change of address form if the forwarding order provides your new address. If it does not, EQT will put the account into suspense until you notify us in writing of your new address.
 

Yes.  If it is past the deadline or damaged, please call the EQT Owner Relations line and arrange to return the check so that we can reissue the payment in the next check run. If it is lost or stolen, please report this to EQT as soon as possible so we may put a stop payment on it. Please note that the amount of the reissued payment(s) will be included with your next royalty check; we will not issue a separate replacement check.

Please return stale or damaged checks to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

  EQT may suspend payments due to a notice of death, transfer of ownership, unknown or incorrect address, or a title dispute. We do this to protect owner interests. Promptly notifying us of any changes related to your interest (and providing EQT with any required documentation) will limit the duration of this inconvenience.
  Royalty checks and direct deposits are typically mailed/initiated by the 15th of each month.
  EQT issues obligation payments and flat rate royalty payments in accordance with the terms of your lease agreement. Please refer to that document to determine when you should expect your payment.
 

EQT Owner Relations is available to help serve our landowner needs Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Please contact us by phone at 412-395-3328, toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263), or via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. After normal business hours or on major holidays, voicemail and email are always available to receive communications. 

When you call or write, please provide your owner number, telephone number, and the nature of your question. We strive to respond to inquiries within two business days (excluding weekends/holidays).



Account Change Questions

 

For your protection, EQT does not accept address changes via telephone – this notice must be in writing. Please include your name, owner number, last 4 digits of your social security number or tax identification number for verification, the new address, daytime phone number with area code, and email address (if available) with a signature. You may download a copy of the Change/Confirmation of Address form by clicking here.  Please scan the completed form and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your change of address to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a copy of the divorce decree, including property settlement documents and copies of recorded conveyances. If you do not have a current EQT owner account, please provide your address and a completed W-9 form. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a written request and a copy of the document supporting the name change (marriage certificate, divorce decree reinstating maiden name, etc.).  A copy of the Social Security card showing the name as changed with the Federal Government/Internal Revenue Service may also be required.  Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Until you notify EQT, we will continue to issue the royalty payments to the previous (or deceased) owner account. The owner (or the executor of the estate) is responsible for notifying us in writing of any transfers of interest, and for providing the recorded instrument that documents the transfer. We are unable to monitor county or public records for changes, and cannot retrieve documentation on an owner's behalf.  For additional information on having the documentation recorded in the county where the property is located, please contact that county’s clerk of courts.

Please contact us so that we may place the affected interests in suspense and advise you of the required documentation to transfer the interests. Placing the interest in suspense means that there is a hold on further revenue disbursements until we receive the proper documentation.  Once EQT verifies the transfer, we will release all held or "suspended" revenue.  Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

We need a copy of the conveyance document recorded in the county and state where the property is located along with the name, address and Social Security or Tax Identification numbers (SSN/TIN) of the new owner(s).  For your protection, we only issue payment by Record Title Ownership; therefore, we are unable to transfer ownership without a recorded document.  For additional information on having the documentation recorded in the county where the property is located, please contact that county’s clerk of courts.

Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

If the interest type is a royalty or a mineral interest, you must file a deed that conveys the interest to the new owner(s). If the interest type is a working interest or overriding royalty, you will need to file an assignment. You must record the conveyance document or assignment in the county and state where the property is located.  For additional information, please contact that county’s clerk of courts.

EQT cannot furnish deed forms or assist in the drafting of such conveyances or assignments. If you need assistance, please contact an attorney familiar with oil and gas law in the state where the property is located.

 

Please provide a copy of the death certificate of the joint tenant. We also need a copy of the deed/conveyance that created the joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, and a W-9 form for the surviving joint tenant(s) if the Social Security number is not currently on file.   Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide the following estate documents:

  • Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Copy of the Order Admitting Will to Probate
  • Copy of the Letters Testamentary
  • Copy of the Last Will and Testament (probated and recorded in the county where the property is located)
  • Completed W-9 form for each beneficiary

Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a copy of the death certificate of the life tenant along with names, addresses, and SSN's of the remaindermen. Also, provide a copy of the document that created the life tenancy and named remaindermen. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide the following documents:

  • Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Copy of the Order Admitting Will to Probate
  • Copy of the Letters Testamentary
  • Copy of the Last Will and Testament (recorded in the county where the property is located)
  • Completed W-9 form for each beneficiary
    • Please contact the county’s clerk of courts for additional information on having the will recorded in the county where the property is located

Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration


 

Please provide the following documents:

  • Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Copy of the Order Admitting Will to Probate
  • Copy of the Letters Testamentary
  • Copy of the Last Will and Testament (recorded in the county where the property is located)
  • Completed W-9 form for each beneficiary
    • Please contact the county’s clerk of courts for additional information on having the Will recorded in the county where the property is located.  Note:  Ancillary probate may be required

Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

The laws of Descent and Distribution in the state where the property is located will apply, as relevant.  Please provide the following documents:

  • Copy of the Death Certificate
  • Completed and Notarized Affidavit of Descent/Affidavit of Heirship, recorded in the county and state where the property is located
    • Completed W-9 form for each beneficiary
    • Please contact the county’s clerk of courts for additional information on having the Affidavit recorded

Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a copy of the document creating the Power of Attorney/Attorney-in-Fact. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a copy of the Letters of Guardianship issued by the court. If a minor, include a copy of the owner's birth certificate to indicate when the minor will attain legal age. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide copies of the Trust Agreement and recorded conveyance to the trust in addition to the trust's mailing address and tax identification number. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a copy of the instrument appointing the successor trustee. Please also include the mailing address of the successor trustee. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide copies of the trust agreement, Instrument of Dissolution, and the appropriate recorded conveyances. Please also include the mailing addresses and tax identification numbers for each beneficiary. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

Please provide a copy of the Certificate of Name Change.  If the name change is the result of a merger, please provide a copy of the Certificate of Merger and the tax identification number of the surviving entity. Scan the necessary documents and send via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com or fax to 412-553-7820.  You can also mail your documents to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

EQT Owner Relations is available to help serve our landowner needs Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Please contact us by phone at 412-395-3328, toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263), or via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. After normal business hours or on major holidays, voicemail and email are always available to receive communications. 

When you call or write, please provide your owner number, telephone number, and the nature of your question. We strive to respond to inquiries within two business days (excluding weekends/holidays).



Tax Questions

Please be aware that EQT is unable to furnish tax advice and recommends that you consult with a tax professional versed in oil and gas accounting regarding the reporting obligations for your royalty and/or other income payments.

 

We will withhold for federal income taxes upon receipt of your written request. Please note that due to system limitations, we can only withhold at the 28% rate for federal income taxes. We are unable to withhold any state income taxes.

You can notify us to withhold taxes (include your name, owner number, and last four digits of your Social Security number for verification) via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, fax to 412-553-7820, or mail your request to

 

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

 

The IRS requires that EQT obtain the Social Security number or tax identification number of all payees. Without a Social Security or tax identification number, your payments will be subject to a non-refundable, 28% withholding under IRS regulations. In addition, if the IRS name and tax identification number does not match the Social Security Administration name and tax identification number, IRS regulations may require withholding.

 To avoid backup withholding, please scan the completed W-9 form, and send it via email to OwnerRelations@eqt.com, fax to 412-553-7820, or mail to

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

  The W-9 form is available on the IRS website or via the 'Forms' section of the Owners Portal. If you would like a copy of the W-9 form mailed to you, please call 412-395-3328 or 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263) to speak with one of our customer service representatives.
  Per IRS regulations, EQT issues 1099 forms annually to report royalty, production, and rental payments. We are required to mail these forms by January 31 to all payees who meet the reporting requirements established by the IRS. As of 2014, the minimum amount reportable to the IRS for royalties is ten dollars ($10.00), and for other types of income, the minimum reportable amount is six hundred dollars ($600.00).
  As required by the IRS, the amount reported on the 1099 form is the gross income before taxes and other deductions allowed under your lease. This will match the total gross amounts shown on your check stubs throughout the year.
  If you have questions regarding the contents of your 1099 form, please call Land Administration at 412-395-3328 or toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263) to speak with a customer service representative. Remember, EQT is unable to furnish tax advice and recommends that you consult with a tax professional about how to report this income.
  EQT cannot furnish tax advice and recommend that you consult with a tax professional versed in oil and gas accounting regarding your ability to deduct these costs for income tax purposes.
 

EQT Owner Relations is available to help serve our landowner needs Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Please contact us by phone at 412-395-3328, toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263), or via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. After normal business hours or on major holidays, voicemail and email are always available to receive communications. 

When you call or write, please provide your owner number, telephone number, and the nature of your question. We strive to respond to inquiries within two business days (excluding weekends/holidays).



Direct Deposit Questions

 

Yes. EQT offers the option of direct deposit (electronic funds transfer) into any bank account in the United States that accepts Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers. Please complete the Direct Deposit Authorization form here, including a voided check (for deposits to a checking account), or a letter from your financial institution (for deposits to a savings account).

Mail your completed Direct Deposit Authorization form (and other required documents) to 

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

  Direct deposit eliminates paper checks and the need for trips to the bank. You receive your money securely and on time, which helps to eliminate payment problems caused by mail delays, and lost, stolen, damaged, or misdirected/returned checks. EQT provides this service at no cost, and you will continue to receive a copy of the remittance statement detailing how your payment was calculated.
  We process these requests in the order they come in, so you will continue to receive a paper check until the set-up of your direct deposit is complete. After we establish direct deposit with your bank, it could still take up to one payment cycle for the first deposit to appear in your account.
 

To stop direct deposit payments and receive paper checks, please contact EQT by phone at 412-395-3328, toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263), or via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, so that we may deactivate direct deposit to your account. If you wish to make changes to your direct deposit, for example to a new account, you will need to submit a new Direct Deposit Authorization form. If a distribution occurs while the new direct deposit authorization is processing, you will receive that payment via a paper check mailed to the address on record for your account.

  No. You do not need an email address to participate in Direct Deposit; however, if you supply an email address with your direct deposit authorization, you will receive an email notification whenever we make a deposit to your account.
 

EQT Owner Relations is available to help serve our landowner needs Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Please contact us by phone at 412-395-3328, toll free at 1-844-EQT-LAND (1-844-378-5263), or via email at OwnerRelations@eqt.com, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. After normal business hours or on major holidays, voicemail and email are always available to receive communications.  You can also write to us

EQT Corporation

P.O. Box 23536

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6536

ATTN: Land Administration

When you call or write, please provide your owner number, telephone number, and the nature of your question. We strive to respond to inquiries within two business days (excluding weekends/holidays).