How do you verify someones EIN/ tax ID?
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I am doing more wholesale orders now, from people and stores I don't personally know. I want to verify they are the business they claim they are.
I know there is an easy way to check for EINs and Tax ID numbers but heck if I can find one! The govt website doesn't supply that info (at least not on the govt site I found).
Posted at 12:05 pm Aug 12, 2010 EDT
I did a GOOGLE search: verify EIN. This looks pretty helpful:
(Many other options came up as well)
Posted at 12:07 pm Aug 12, 2010 EDT
You really want their state sales tax number.
I think that's what she meant by Tax ID.. Though I don't know why the EIN would be of benefit for wholesale orders..
There are people out there who borrow a friends tax id to get a little discount or not pay taxes on purchases, I think you'll find that the people willing to pull that silly bs are really buying onsies for themselves and not placing honest order of a gross or more.
Unless the OP is sending stuff off on consignment.
Posted at 12:13 pm Aug 12, 2010 EDT