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