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Tax ID marked as incorrect

My tax ID says it’s unverified, how can I verify my tax ID in Stripe?

If you are having trouble verifying your tax identification number (TIN) in Stripe, it usually means that the information entered doesn’t match IRS records. When you submit your TIN and business name, we check it against the IRS’s database. If we don’t receive back a confirmation from the IRS that the legal name matches the TIN, we display a message in your dashboard requesting a corrected tax ID.

You can retry entering your TIN and name in the Tax Details section of your dashboard, under Business Settings. When doing so, we suggest reviewing your government-issued documentation, such as an SS-4 or Letter 147C, to make sure you’re entering the information exactly as shown on those official documents. It’s important to note that the verification is both case- and punctuation-sensitive.

My submission matches my IRS information

If your information is correct but we still show an incorrect ID, check that you aren’t in one of the special situations listed below. Otherwise, we recommend getting in touch with the IRS to confirm that you have your correct TIN and exact business name. Be sure to double-check spelling, punctuation and spacing.

I updated my business name recently

The IRS may not have updated their database yet. In this case, we recommend using your old business name.

I have a new TIN that was issued in the past 3 weeks.

It may take the IRS time to update their database. Ignore the message for now and we’ll retry again.

I am an LLC

The IRS sometimes associates the TIN with your name instead of the name of your LLC. Try resubmitting with your own name.

Still can’t verify TIN?

You can send us your SS-4 letter or your Letter 147C Let us know via email so our specialized team can review the information and complete the update from their end.

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