TIN checking process

September 2, 2022

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Q.¬†We received a W-9 from a government entity and because we had the information, it was IRS TIN checked using the guidelines of first four characters of a "significant" word for a non-individual. It ended up failing the IRS TIN check, until we put the full name in. Are there exceptions/rules available about what is considered significant? While this is a government entity and will not require withholding, I am just curious about any additional rules surrounding the TIN checking…

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