Tax Identification Number (TIN) Verification Process

Google periodically verifies publisher tax information with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During these reviews, the IRS may notify us that the tax information in your account is inaccurate or out of date. In that case, we will place your payments on hold until you re-submit your tax information. Please be advised that this is a preventive step against legal action by the IRS.

Below are possible reasons why your tax information was flagged as inaccurate or out of date:

  • Missing TIN or TIN not 9-digit numeric
  • TIN entered is not currently issued
  • TIN and Name combination does not match IRS records
  • Invalid TIN Matching request

If your account is on hold for one of these reasons, please resubmit your tax information to remove the hold. Your payments will remain on hold until you re-submit your tax information. For more information on TIN verification, please visit the IRS website.

For security and privacy reasons, Google isn't able to edit or input tax information for publishers, or verify the accuracy of existing tax information. If your account has been placed on hold more than once for TIN matching issues, please contact the IRS to determine how to resolve the issue in the future.

If your account was flagged during TIN verification because of a name mismatch and you're filing as an LLC that is a disregarded entity, review how to submit tax information for an LLC.

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