Why CurseForge needs tax information

CurseForge requires all providers—including U.S. and non-U.S. persons to provide valid taxpayer identification in order to comply with U.S. tax reporting regulations. The tax interview collects the information needed to establish this identification, and produces a document (either an IRS Form W-8 or W-9) which is used to determine if your payments are subject to IRS reporting, and if applicable, to reduce or eliminate U.S. withholding tax.

What tax information is needed

Are you  US Person or non US Person?

The tax interview is designed to obtain the information required to complete an IRS W-9 for a US Person, W-8 form  for a non-US Person to determine if your payments are subject to IRS Form 1099-MISC or 1042-S reporting. In order to fulfill the IRS requirements as efficiently as possible, answer all questions and enter all information requested during the interview. Use caution to avoid misspellings or entering incorrect Tax Identification Numbers, which can result in an invalidated tax form.  The tax interview must be completed for each CurseForge Rewards Program participant to which this rule applies.


Click here for more information about the distinctions of US and non-US Persons  IRS Website.

Change of Circumstances

You are required to notify CurseForge of any change to your tax identity information by retaking the tax information interview if the change could invalidate your W-9, W-8 form. Change of circumstances includes:

  • Change of your legal name (for example, due to marriage or incorporation)
  • Change of your address from one country to another
  • Change of your business Tax Identification Number (TIN) from your Social Security Number (SSN) to an Employer Identification Number (EIN)