Q: Anyone From Outside US? Need Some Help With the SSN / EIN / ITIN Requests.

zoneric
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I am required to submit the online tax form but I need a SSN or EIN. I read online about some instructions, but I am still confused on the process of obtaining my tax number. I know I can't apply for SSN, because this is for US residents. So, I found information about EIN and ITIN. Don't know which one to apply for or how to do it.  I'm still confused. Can anyone help?

If you don't feel comfortable of saying you are from outside US, I will give you my email and you can email me there: zoneric@yahoo.com  . I appreciate any kind of information.


(I hope it's ok if I give my email here, I don't know if I'm allowed or not. if I'm not allowed, MODS please remove this post. thanks)
zoneric posted Apr 09, 2013
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Acidbaby
You can only get an ITIN. Scroll down a bit there are directions here on how to get one. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Taxpayer-Identification-Numbers-(TIN)
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Apr 09, 2013
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Acidbaby
you will need to copy and paste that link or add the ) at the end of the url. You really just need to fill this out and mail it in. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw7.pdf
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Apr 09, 2013
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zoneric
Thanks, Acidbaby. But it also says I need to send the form along with the documentation. Do I need to send them my passport in the mail too?
zoneric (rep: 25.9k) posted Apr 09, 2013
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kuting
Hmm when i was new here in the US on a work assignment and not yet a citizen or resident, i was required to have a social security number for tax purposes. My company's HR made me and my other co workers go to the local SS office with our work and travel documents (including passport, visa, proof of work authorization from the DHS), showed them and got approved to get a social security number.

here's some doc i found that might help: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/media/pdf/EN-05-10096.pdf

SO if you're authorized to work here legally which makes you required to pay taxes therefore makes you eligible to get an SSN, then as logn as you have the documents required just go to a local ss office and you should be good.
kuting (rep: 114) posted Apr 09, 2013
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Florida2Texas
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.6k) posted Apr 09, 2013
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kffight3r
zoneric, if you work in the US, you can obtain a SSN - you do NOT have to be a resident. If you are a student and you have a part-time job on campus, you can also obtain a SSN. I would suggest the SSN over the EIN. If you want to get working visas, you will eventually need to apply for one. SSN will start to build your employment history here.
kffight3r (rep: 712) posted Apr 09, 2013
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Acidbaby
Youre all missing the fact he is not in the US nor anywhere close wilth no plans of coming to the US. He just needs a non resident tax identifier to keep getting paid over the $600 limit. However DP will be responsible for witholding federal taxes as he wont be required to file a return.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Apr 09, 2013
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zoneric
Acidbaby is right. I'm not in the US and I do not plan on going to the US very soon. I only need the tax identifier so I can continue working for DP.
zoneric (rep: 25.9k) posted Apr 09, 2013
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ancagavs
I am from outside US too. I have sent an email to a MOD to ask him about these taxes numbers. When I get a reply from him, I will let you know what he told me.
ancagavs (rep: 15.1k) posted Apr 10, 2013
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AgentGhost
We are working to fix the W-8BEN application to not require the SSN/EIN. Please be patient and I will PM you both once it is fixed. Thanks!
AgentGhost (dealspl.us mod) posted Apr 10, 2013
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