LMSCC is a 501(c)(4) corporation. it’s your first time doing business with LMSCC, the IRS will need you to comply with the following rules.

Form W-9

The IRS requires contractors to fill out a Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, which we will keep on file for at least four years after the hiring. This form is used to request the correct name and Taxpayer Identification Number, or TIN, of the worker or their entity. A TIN may be either a Social Security Number (SSN), or an Employer Identification Number (EIN). If you are an Independent Contractor (IC) make sure you check the box exempting you from tax withholding. As a separate business entity, an IC should file his own self-employment taxes.

Form 1099-MISC

With limited exceptions, if we pay an IC $600 or more for services provided throughout the year, we must provide you with Form 1099-MISC.


We only make payments against submitted invoices. We do not accept expense reports. Equipment, mileage, and similar items form part of an IC’s business expenses, not ours.


Please submit these documents to our treasurer, Suzy Hoke.

If you're new to MS, and you're just overwhelmed and/or fearful, you need to know that there is help available. Take a big deep breath. Your doctor is not going to have enough time for a complete orientation to answer every question you have. But there is someone knowledgeable who does. nmss logoWe suggest you first start with the National MS Society's MSFriends® One-on-One Connections. If you live in the Central Coast, there is also someone local who can be your mentor. Please contact us for additional help.



Wednesday, March 23, 2022 News

The whale watching event on March 19th, 2022, was a great success. We hope to do more of these types of things in the future. It’s the donations that made this happen. Thank you all.  We are so greatful for all the support for calcoastMS.org. 

Friday, July 16, 2021 News

A recent article from UCSF medical center confirms how important the microbiome in our guts and on our skin is in keeping us healthy.

In the article titled Microbiome Medicine: Scientists Harness the Body’s ‘Bugs’ to Treat Asthma, MS and More, researchers at UCSF foresee that specific microbe, or groups of them, could be administered to patients as medication.