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Hey Everyone,

I purchase an Ebay and PayPal account on here and its been working flawlessly for I'd guess about a year. Good feedback, everything is smooth. But just now, I received a message that they want me to provide SSN EIN or Tax ID. I'd rather not. Is it something I did to prompt this? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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if you go near/over 200 sales and 20k within the year.
Though it can be applied at anytime.
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The only way around that is to stop selling. If that is your only bread and butter, there is no harm.
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Default Re: Must Provide Tax ID

Now that they are asking for those, you'll have to give it to them or you won't be able to use the account anymore.

Get the stealth guide, so that you have at least some back ups for emergencies

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Hey Everyone,

I purchase an Ebay and PayPal account on here and its been working flawlessly for I'd guess about a year. Good feedback, everything is smooth. But just now, I received a message that they want me to provide SSN EIN or Tax ID. I'd rather not. Is it something I did to prompt this? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
The activity on the account tripped this.

It has been a requirement since 2010 that SSN/EIN will be needed.

Should have been selling with that in mind.


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How come everyone makes such a large deal about this.

Just add an EIN and become a business if you're selling significant amounts.
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I received this also, do i just make a new pp account or how do i provide a ein number that is not linked to me? Is legalzoom.com recommended? And would i actually get in trouble for this, though i don't know how they would find me as the only thing is real is my bank account number/routing.

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legalzoom is expensive.

You should use

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Also consider transitioning to another stealth account - rotate sales
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Also consider transitioning to another stealth account - rotate sales
And what happens about these accounts with tax ID requests?

What's your suggestion to the users there?

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And what happens about these accounts with tax ID requests?

What's your suggestion to the users there?

By rotating sales, it is possible to keep activity low enough to AVOID being ID flagged - that is the point.
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When I do provide my EIN to PP, what is reported to IRS? If so should I file a tax return on behalf of myself with the ⊗⊗⊗⊗ stealth/pp account when tax season rolls around?


Seems like i will get a EIN number and keep track of what is made though the account and report a low net sales after expenses ? Or do the IRS knows how much was received through PP?

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Seems PP needed my SS, EIN because i was moving cash at a fast rate. I will give them my EIN number and stay under the 200/20k limit so i do not have to report.
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Yes I have this same problem regarding adding a TAX ID. What are my options? Please share...
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FFS You have two options.. provide a SSN or EIN or as Rsot has suggested quit using that account and go with another account. There is nothing wrong with doing that and it's not evading taxes, it's playing the game.
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Can I apply a new Paypal account to the existing ebay if my previous paypal account asked for a EIN and SSN
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No, sorry, they aren't complete morons.
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Can I apply a new Paypal account to the existing ebay if my previous paypal account asked for a EIN and SSN
No - that is not good stealth and the link caused can limit the new PP also
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Can I apply a new Paypal account to the existing ebay if my previous paypal account asked for a EIN and SSN
No, paypal normally find out . There is trouble.
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I just applied for a LLC and got a EIN and applied it to my paypal account. Was this an ok step if I'm ok with paying the taxes if necessary?
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I just applied for a LLC and got a EIN and applied it to my paypal account. Was this an ok step if I'm ok with paying the taxes if necessary?
Yes, that's all they need. You will eventually get a W9 form request , Theyll ask you to fill it out and send it in. IRS requires it
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I just applied for a LLC and got a EIN and applied it to my paypal account. Was this an ok step if I'm ok with paying the taxes if necessary?
This is my suggestion. I would create a brand new eBay account with all that info and go through the process. The problem with using a stealth name on an account and adding the EIN. Is if you hit the threshold for the 1099k. When they mail it to you or you get it electronically it has the individuals name on the 1099k that is filed with the IRS. Not the business. At-least that is how it has been the past 3 years I got mine using the EIN on Paypal. I have yet seen anyone else who has created an EIN Paypal account on here answer any questions.

Maybe if you are registered with as a Corporation it is different. You might want to anonymously call Paypal and ask them. Tell them you are starting a business and have a few questions. See if they can give you an answer. Just my personal opinion. But for me I could have done what you are talking about with a Stealth account. But I did not want a Stealth Name being on a form filed with the IRS when I was the one who applied for the EIN and the person of record. Not to mention having my CPA ask me about it.

Your only potential option like ASPKIN alluded to earlier. Would be to run multiple stealth accounts and spread sales out on them according.
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