New for the 2018 tax-filing season, TIN matching is a verification process to ensure accurate TIN/name combinations for payer and payee data. This is an important time- and money-saving service because incorrect TINs can result in form rejection – and potential $250 mismatch penalties from the IRS.
A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a unique number used by the IRS. It can be a Social Security Number (SSN) for individuals or an Employee Identification Number (EIN) for businesses (also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number).
To submit a file for TIN matching, sign up or log in and create your payers and recipients, either manually or via upload. Then go to the “Services” page, select the payer for TIN matching and check out. The results will be mailed directly to your email address.
The fee is $149.95 per file -- 100,000 maximum records/lines per file.
Pre-season data preparation services will be available October-December.