I am a nonresident alien (non-US taxpayer). Which tax form do I fill out?

Even if you are a nonresident alien, you must provide valid non-US taxpayer information in order to earn payments through the Partner Program. This is because Medium is required to issue a 1042s tax form to nonresident aliens who earn payment by writing through the Medium Partner Program, in order to comply with US law.

To find out which tax form to complete, click "Start the tax form questionnaire" in Step 2 of the form. You can also consult the IRS's W-8BEN instructions for non US. based guidance.

Note: Form 8233 is not applicable for Medium, as earnings from the Partner Program are considered earnings for a royalty, not for a "personal service". Instead, please submit a W8 form. If Tipalti's questionnaire suggests that you fill out the 8233 tax form, please watch this screencast. If the screencast does not help you, feel free to contact our support team by emailing yourfriends@medium.com.

When filling out your taxpayer information, please include your valid taxpayer identification number (TIN) and, if you reside in one of the countries listed here, select your country of residence under the section “Claim of Treaty Benefits (Part II)”.

Note: The above answer applies for payments issued between 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019. We will communicate any updates for tax year 2020 by Jan. 1, 2020.

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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