In accordance with United States tax laws, Medscape is required to send Tax Form 1099 to anyone who has reached or exceeded the $600 claimed (not earned) honoraria threshold per calendar year. Claimed means you clicked claim and received the Amazon code.
We will require a completed W-9 form as soon as one attempts to claim over $500 within a calendar year. Once you reach this threshold and try to claim, you should see a W-9 pop up before it will give you your honoraria.
- Member has earned $500 about to claim $50 =will be prompted with W9 form
- Member has earned $400 about to claim $50 =will NOT be prompted with W9 form
- Member has earned $480 about to claim $25 =will be prompted with W9 form
If you did not claim $600 or more within a calendar year, you will NOT receive a 1099 and therefore would not need to claim us on your taxes.
If you have any questions regarding the total honoraria you have earned this calendar year and/or other tax-related questions, please get in touch with us via the Contact Us button on this page.
Update: 2018 1099 forms were mailed 1/22/19. The 2019 1099s were mailed out on 01/24/2020.