- I am an Asset Store publisher and have been asked to provide a TIN in my tax interview.
- I need to get a TIN and I have no clue which one I should request.
When you are filling out the tax interview, you’ll likely have to provide a tax identification number, which is also called a TIN or tax ID number.
The fastest and simplest way is to apply for a U.S. Employer Identification Number (EIN), it is also known as a federal tax identification number, and is used to identify a business entity.
The Online EIN application is the preferred method for customers to apply for and obtain an EIN.
Once you complete the application, the system validates the information, and then issues an EIN immediately.
You can also fax the completed Form SS-4 application to the appropriate fax number (see Where to File Your Taxes (for Form SS-4)), after ensuring that the Form SS-4 contains all of the required information (there is information on how to do this available in the tax interview).
There are also other kinds of TIN you can request depending on your needs or situation:
For more information regarding what a TIN is, please see our Unity Knowledge Base article What is a TIN?.
Disclaimer: Information in this article does not constitute tax, legal, or other professional advice. To find out how this legislation will affect you or your business, or if you have other questions, please contact your tax, legal, or other professional advisor. Please keep in mind the IRS may update their forms and requirements at any time. While we do our best to keep this information up to date, the IRS may have made changes. The most current IRS form, information and instructions will supersede any information provided in this FAQ.
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