Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceOther - Business & Finance · 9 years ago

TIN? Is there any IC (telecomute or other applicable) workers out there who can answer a question.?

I just got my first Independent Contractor telecommunications job, and I was looking over the W9 at the beginning it asks for your TIN, taxpayer identification number, what exactly is it, how do I go about getting one and how long does it take to get it? Thanks for answering.

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    axpayer Identification Numbers (TIN)

    A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identification number used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the administration of tax laws. It is issued either by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or by the IRS. A Social Security number (SSN) is issued by the SSA whereas all other TINs are issued by the IRS.

    Taxpayer Identification Numbers

    Social Security Number "SSN"

    Employer Identification Number "EIN"

    Individual Taxpayer Identification Number "ITIN"

    Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions "ATIN"

    Preparer Taxpayer Identification Number "PTIN"

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