TAX ID

Free Member
redstar200010
Posts: 3
Joined: 07 Nov 12
Karma: 
7 Jun 13 06:31:29 pm
Hi there

I wounder if It possible for non US citizen to obtain a TAX ID.

Site Admin
richelle_salehoo
Posts: 5226
Joined: 20 Oct 08
Karma: 
10 Jun 13 03:55:19 am
Hello redstar200010,

Where are you based? (I hope you don't mind my asking)

I read a post on the Link hidden: Login to view that somewhat answered a question similar to yours -

[quote]Hi Resourcey,

Hopefully I can help... I live in the US and am now an American citizen but I was in your position previously.

Let's start with EIN's and SSN's... they are both forms of a TIN - Taxpayer Identification Number.

EIN's (Employer Identification Number) are used for companies, Not For Profits etc. - basically, any person or organisation that employs other people.

SSN is the Social Security Number of an indvidual. If that indivual runs a company that is effectively a sole trader or partnership that doesn't employ anyone in the USA then the SSN can be used to identify that entity too.

For those not resident in or citizens of the US the TIN is actually an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). It's often confused with a SSN because it is exactly the same format. But it begins with a '9' and that indicates that the ITIN cannot be used for employment in the USA.

Does the IRS insist that you have a ITIN? No. But then whoever is paying you the money has to deduct witholding tax from it and account to the IRS for that money. It's a real pain to do this so I can only assume that Apple (quite sensibly IMHO) choose not to by insisting that all submitters do have a TIN.

You can see how to apply for an ITIN at

Link hidden: Login to view

You can find help on applying form outside of the US at

Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps!


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!
Free Member
russromei
Posts: 5
Joined: 08 Jul 13
Karma: 
10 Jul 13 05:59:11 pm
So, then being a US Citizen, sole proprietorship with no employees, the dropshippers will accept my SSN as a tax ID?

Site Admin
richelle_salehoo
Posts: 5226
Joined: 20 Oct 08
Karma: 
12 Jul 13 01:14:07 am
Hello russromei,

You can try using your SSN but you have to take note that they are not the same. So you will still need a sales tax ID especially if you are serous in establishing your business online or on ebay -

Here are couple of quick guides to help you understand why it is essential to have a sales tax ID -

Link hidden: Login to view
Link hidden: Login to view

Cheers!


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!

Wait! Want Some FREE Supplier Details?

Discover four of the most profitable niches on eBay and get details for the best suppliers for these niches. Enter your details below and we will send them instantly.

Thanks! Please check your email inbox.

Your list of profitable markets and supplier details are on their way to your email inbox.
Be sure to add support@salehoo.com to your safelist to ensure we can deliver the free suppliers details to you.

If you haven't received an email from us in 5 minutes, please check your spam folder or email us at support@salehoo.com.