Form W-8IMY and TIN matching

September 14, 2020

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Q. We received a Form W-8IMY from a new payee that appears to be completed correctly, but we could not match the name and the TIN in the IRS database. We believe that the source of the problem is a name change from several years ago. The IRS assigned a TIN for partnership withholding purposes, and a second TIN for all other purposes. I can match the name to both of these TINs in the IRS database. About 4 years ago Company ABC changed its name to Company XYZ. The TIN on their W-8IMY is the…

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