Signing up for a US Stripe account without a tax ID or employer ID number

Stripe requires a verifiable Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) to use their services; individuals without an EIN are generally able to use their SSN instead.

You must enter a verifiable tax ID number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number) in order to use Stripe.

Even when using an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to verify a business, you are still required to provide the Social Security Number (SSN) for the individuals associated with every US Stripe account.

If you do not have an EIN and are an individual (not an LLC, Sole Proprietor, etc.) you can generally use your SSN in place of the EIN.

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