taxpayer identification number

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Tax Identification Number

A number the IRS assigns to businesses and other entities, such as trusts, for tax purposes. While the TIN exists for a variety of reasons, its main function is to ensure that each organization is billed for its own taxes, and not those of another entity with the same name. Social Security numbers serve as TINs for individuals.

taxpayer identification number (TIN)

For an individual, his or her Social Security number. For a business or fiduciary, its Employer Identification Number.
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It does not need to obtain a new taxpayer identification number.
The inability to confirm taxpayer identification numbers is one of the most frustrating aspects of information reporting.
If, during the election period, there is an executor, a single Form 1041 is filed annually for the combined electing trust and related estate under the name and taxpayer identification number of the estate [Treas.
In administering this exception, payers would have to possess the means of verifying a payee's taxpayer identification number (TIN) and its eligibility for exemption.
If a legal resident with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) meets all of the qualifications, they too are able to retroactively claim the EITC for a period of up to three years once they receive their valid Social Security number.
The new required information includes payment recipient's account number, date of birth, foreign taxpayer identification number, payments subject to Chapter 4 (FATCA requirements) and tax assumed by withholding agent.
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The section 32(c)(3)(D)(i) requirement provides that a qualifying child shall not be considered unless the taxpayer includes the child's name, age and taxpayer identification number (TIN) on the tax return.
4) As we understand the Government Operations Subcommittee proposal, a payer would establish contact with the IRS (perhaps through a modem-to-modern hook-up), key in the vendor/payee's name and taxpayer identification number, and be instantly notified (i) whether the TIN is valid and (ii) whether the payee is exempt from information reporting (e,g.
This item discusses the different classes and definitions of individuals who are subject to wage withholding, the new wage-withholding method for nonresident aliens (NRAs), the Service's individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) program, and the preparation of a wage-only income tax return for an NRA.
Capture and retain sufficient data on the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the property owner to enable the company to properly report the unclaimed assets to the state.
In this regard, it is interesting to note that one aspect of the proposal -- an IRS initiative to assist payers in verifying the taxpayer identification number of payees -- has been abandoned, apparently because the IRS cannot implement the program on schedule.

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