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Taxpayer Identification Number Matching (TIN Matching)

Last Updated:
December 4, 2018

Taxpayer identification matching” is a service offered by the IRS which allows “authorized payers” to compare Form 1099 recipient’s tax information (like their given social security number) against IRS records.

Who is an “authorized payer”?

Anyone who has filed information returns with the IRS in each of the past two tax years.

How much does TIN matching cost?

It is free! Thank you, government.

Why should you do it?

Fines for incorrect information on 1099s filed can reach up to $500,000 depending on how many forms have errors. TIN matching allows businesses that issue 1099s to greatly reduce the risk of reporting errors to the IRS. For details on IRS fine structure, please check here:

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