Using IRS documentation as reference when entering business name and tax ID number (TIN) for US-based businesses

It is important that the information you enter for your business name and tax ID number exactly match the information displayed on your official IRS-issued documentation, such as your SS-4 confirmation letter or your Letter 147C (the record of how your business is filed with the IRS).

The IRS may display business name and/or owner name, or other unexpected combinations of information in their records. The addition of owner name with the business name is a common naming convention for LLCs.

For Stripe to verify this information against their systems, the full name must be entered exactly as displayed on these forms, including upper/lower case, symbols, and punctuation placement. When in doubt, enter all information listed above the business address. If there are several lines above the address, enter all details on one line separated by single spaces. 


SS-4 confirmation letter examples

Example 1
 

If your entity name looks like this on your SS-4 letter, you might need to enter the following as your legal entity name: 
ACME LLC THERESA LOPEZ-FITZGERALD SOLE MBR

Example 2
 

If your entity name looks like this on your SS-4 letter, you might only need to enter the following as your legal entity name: 
ACME INC


Letter 147C examples

Example 1

If your entity name looks like this on your Letter 147C, you might only need to enter the following as your legal entity name: 
ACME INC


Example 2

If your entity name looks like this on your Letter 147C, you might need to enter the following as your legal entity name:
ACME LLC THERESA LOPEZ-FIZGERALD MBR % PILAR LOPEZ


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