Tax Number questions.

Callisto Callisto
I've seen a couple sites other than eden also want a tax number for affiliates.. I'm not too crazy about giving out my SSN and I was wondering if someone could tell me what a tax number is and why it would be important?
08/18/2011
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js250 js250
A tax number is the EIN number that is given to you when you register your business with the IRS. There is a form online at irs.gov that you can download, fill in and request an id number. You then pay taxes etc. under that number for your business.
08/18/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
The tax ID number is either your SSN or, as js250 explained, the EIN (employer identification number) given to businesses. These numbers are used by the IRS to identify you. At Eden, we require one or the other, depending on whether your account is paid to a person (SSN) or a business (EIN).

Why does Eden need this number?
Each year, EdenFantasys reports affiliate earnings to the IRS and needs to include a SSN or EIN for people who have been paid commission. Affiliates who are paid $600 or more in commission in one calendar year will be sent a 1099 for their earnings, so they can report them on their taxes. All affiliates who are paid commission, regardless of the amount, are responsible for reporting their earnings on their taxes.
08/18/2011
Callisto Callisto
Quote:
Originally posted by Rockin'
The tax ID number is either your SSN or, as js250 explained, the EIN (employer identification number) given to businesses. These numbers are used by the IRS to identify you. At Eden, we require one or the other, depending on whether your account is ... More
Thanks Kris and js250
08/18/2011
closed account closed account
you do have the option to forego the W-9 and just use your commissions for placing orders on EF.

if u are providing tax info to ef, if you don't have an EIN for business you can use your SSN. it is always good to also check with a tax advisor.

i am referring to US practices , i'm not sure how it works elsewhere
05/19/2012
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by closed account
you do have the option to forego the W-9 and just use your commissions for placing orders on EF.

if u are providing tax info to ef, if you don't have an EIN for business you can use your SSN. it is always good to also check with a tax ... More
I have received 2 checks so far and about to receive my 3rd. i entered my info in 2011
05/20/2012
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