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Tax ID (TIN) marked as unverified

My tax ID says it’s unverified, how can I verify my tax ID in Stripe?

If you are having trouble verifying your tax identification number (TIN) in Stripe, it usually means that the information entered doesn’t match IRS records. When you submit your TIN and business name, we check it against the IRS’s database. If we don’t receive back a confirmation from the IRS that the legal name matches the TIN, we display a message in your dashboard requesting a corrected tax ID.

Retry your information

Retry entering your TIN and name in the Tax Details section of your dashboard, under Business Settings. When doing so, we suggest reviewing your government-issued documentation, such as an SS-4 or Letter 147C, to make sure the information is entered exactly as shown on those official documents. It’s important to note that the verification is both case- and punctuation-sensitive. Also note that your business name may be some combination of the first 2 lines on your IRS documentation (i.e. business name followed by the owner name).

Below you will find some helpful guidelines of what we have seen match with the IRS by business type. Also you may use the name and TIN included on the IRS income Tax return on which income from your Stripe account is reported. Although these are general guidelines, each business case is unique. Please check your IRS official correspondence before making any updates:

  • Individual: Individual Name and SSN

  • Sole Proprietor: Individual Name and SSN (or EIN, if your Sole Prop has one)

  • Single-member LLC that is disregarded for federal tax purposes:

If owned by an individual: the owner’s individual name and SSN or EIN. The LLC’s name or EIN should not be used

If owned by a corporation or partnership: the owner’s name and EIN. The LLC’s name or EIN should not be used

  • LLC that is treated as corporations or partnerships for federal tax purposes: the LLC’s name and EIN

  • Corporation: Business Name and Entity’s EIN

  • Partnership:* Business Name and Entity’s EIN

  • Other entities: Enter your name and EIN as shown on required U.S. federal tax document. This name and EIN should match the name and EIN shown on the charter or other legal document creating the entity.

My submission matches IRS information

If your information is correct but we still show an incorrect ID, check that you aren’t in one of the special situations listed below. Otherwise, we recommend getting in touch with the IRS to confirm that you have your correct TIN and exact business name. Be sure to double-check spelling, punctuation, and spacing.

Business name recently updated

If the name of the business was recently updated, the IRS may not have updated their database yet. Please email support@stripe with your recent Letter 147C.

New TIN issued within the past 3 weeks

If the name of the business was recently updated, the IRS may not have updated their database yet. Please email support@stripe with your recent Letter 147C.

LLC businesses

The IRS sometimes associates the TIN with the business owner’s name instead of the name of the LLC. Try resubmitting with the owner’s name.

Still can’t verify TIN?

Send us your SS-4 letter or your Letter 147C via email. Our specialized team will review the information and complete the update from their end.

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