ITIN mismatch

October 23, 2020

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Q. We received a W-9 from one of our vendors and when I ran a TIN match on the IRS website, it came back as "Code 2 - TIN Entered is not currently issued." This vendor provided her name and her ITIN. We always run a TIN match on the IRS website before setting up new vendors in our financial system, but the vendor is stating the tax ID is an ITIN. If the ITIN is valid along with the name registered with the IRS, why would it return as a Match ERROR? The vendor provided a "Notice of Intent to…

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