Why is Medium asking for my taxpayer information?

As you are part of the Medium Partner Program and intend to earn money from Medium, Medium will be required to issue you a 1099-MISC tax form. This is because the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires Medium to issue form 1099-MISC based on earnings thresholds.

In order to complete the 1099-MISC (and then send copies both to you and to the IRS), we will first need to collect your taxpayer information through either a W-9 or W8-BEN form. See our other Help Center articles for further details on how to submit your taxpayer information.

Note: We are not able to give advice on how or when you should file your taxes. We recommend that you contact a tax professional for any questions or recommendations.

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