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Are my study incentives taxable income?

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June 11, 2021

For U.S. participants, the IRS requires study payments totaling $600 or more to be reported on tax returns.

If your cumulative annual payments *paid by User Interviews* equals or exceed $600 across studies, you will be sent a 1099 form at the beginning of the year. One copy will be sent to the participant and another to the IRS. Please note that incentives paid by the researcher are not included in this total.

For further information regarding taxes, we recommend advising financial counsel for any further information regarding taxes.

Note for participants outside the United States: If you’re located outside the United States, or if you redeem incentives in currencies other than USD, we will not send a 1099. Please check your local tax rules.

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