What is TIN Verification
In an effort to help employers accurately file their IRS information returns, we recommend using our TIN Verification Service.
This allows you to verify SSNs (Social Security Numbers) or company EINs (Employer Identification Numbers) and other TINs prior to submitting your tax forms to the IRS. Submitting tax forms with the wrong TIN information can result in additional IRS scrutiny on your filing in addition to having to correct your filing, re-file your forms, and re-issue corrected employee copies.
With TIN Verification, you can make sure your TINs are correct before you file.
What is a TIN?
A TIN is a Taxpayer Identification Number and can be a Social Security Number or an Employer Identification Number, or various other Identification Numbers. The IRS uses a TIN to verify the identity of each individual/company.
How does the TIN Verification process work?
After you have all of your data uploaded into your account, simply click the 'TIN Verify' button from the menu at the top of the page. This will run all TINs in all of your filings for the selected tax year.
Why is this beneficial?
By catching TIN issues before you file, you give yourself the opportunity to fix these issues prior to filing where the IRS would take notice of these issues. This also gives you the opportunity to do a TIN solicitation to get the most up to date information from your recipients to fix these issues prior to filing.