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Tax ID verification guidelines by business type

What information might I need to provide to verify my business in Stripe?

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

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