How Curion's electronic W9 capture works.
Update – October 2022
In October 2022, Curion updated its W-9 submission policy. Moving forward, when your Curion earnings reach $500, you will be notified via Tremendous in your reward redemption email and receive a pop-up message prior to accessing the reward. This message will direct you to complete an electronic W-9 form. A sample W-9 will be displayed on your screen with prompts to guide you through the information you will need to complete and submit the form. If you do not reach $500 in earnings from Curion in a calendar year, no action is required. A new electronic W-9 will be required by Curion each year that you reach $500 in earnings. Note: If earnings do not reach $600 in a given calendar year, you will NOT receive a 1099 for that year.
How does Curion’s electronic W-9 capture work?
When your Curion earnings reach $500, you will be notified via Tremendous and receive a pop-up message prior to accessing your reward. This message will direct you to a W-9 capture process which will require that you input your information. A sample W-9 will be displayed on your screen with prompts to guide you through the information you will need to complete and submit the form.
Note that if you do not reach $500 in earnings from Curion in a calendar year, no action is required, if you do not earn $600 or more during the current calendar year you WILL NOT RECEIVE A 1099 the following January.
Upon completion and submission, the electronic version of your W-9 will be encrypted and transmitted to Curion’s Finance Department. Your W-9 will be used for the sole purpose of 1099 production at the end of the calendar year. You will be required to complete the form one time per year to record your most recent information including any changes that may occur (name change, address change, phone number change, etc.)
The security of your data is of the utmost importance to us at Curion. We have worked diligently, both internally at our corporate headquarters and with Tremendous, to upgrade data capture protocols to ensure that data collected from your W-9 is accessible only by Curion via Tremendous to produce your end of year 1099 tax form. Tremendous regularly undergoes both internal and external tests, and third-party code reviews including Keyhole Assessments, SQA Application Assessments, Automated Web Application Scanning, Network Infrastructure Assessments, External Automated Vulnerability Scanning, and Internal Automated Vulnerability Scanning. The Tremendous API and website only allow client requests using TLS protocols. Communication between Tremendous infrastructure and partner institutions is transmitted over encrypted tunnels.