Tax ID Verification Guidelines by Business Type
Below are guidelines of what business information commonly matches with the IRS, sorted by business type.
These are general guidelines; each business case is unique and this list is not a guarantee of an ID match. Please check any IRS official correspondence before making any updates.
Common identification guidelines by business type
Individual: Individual Name and Social Security Number (SSN)
Sole Proprietorship: Individual Name and Tax ID Number (SSN or EIN)
Single Member LLC: Individual Name and Individual’s SSN or Sole Proprietor’s EIN
LLC (Partnership, Corporation): Business Name and Entities’ EIN
Corporation: Business Name and Entities’ EIN