Why is Medium asking for my non-US taxpayer information?

Medium is required to issue a 1042-S tax form to nonresident aliens (non-US taxpayers) who earn through the Medium Partner Program, in order to comply with US law.

In order to complete the 1042-S tax form and then send copies both to you and to the IRS, we will first need to collect your taxpayer information through a W-8 form.

Please see our FAQ answer "I am a nonresident alien (non-US taxpayer). Which tax form do I fill out?" for more information on which tax form to fill out, and our answer “Filling out the W-8BEN and W-8BEN-E tax form (for nonresident aliens)” for details about the form.

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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