Update tax information in Stripe

How do I update my social security number or employer identification number in Stripe for tax ID purposes?

The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) on file for a Stripe account can be updated by users with an Administrator role by visiting the Tax Details section under Business Settings in the dashboard.

When updating a TIN, we recommend reviewing the government-issued business documentation such as an SS-4 or Letter 147C, and entering the information exactly as shown on that document to reduce the possibility of a mismatch.

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.

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