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Unhappy Paypal asking for IRS tax ID, I'm not American

Hi all,

I keep getting prompts from paypal that IRS are asking for me to provide my tax id (ITIN) and I cant close my paypal account and my account is limited until I do so. I'm not planning to close it but I'm wondering why they keep asking for it. I also dont know what this "limit" is.

I have a UK paypal account as I'm from the UK. I have received royalty payments in US dollars before but this can't be more than maybe 5k total.

Do I have to give it to them? Why are they asking? My tax and the tax treaty waiver is already taken care of outside of Paypal.

Thanks
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I would talk to an accountant about this issue.
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Talk to an accountant or call PayPal and explain the situation to them. I shouldn't think you are the only person this has ever happened to.
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It's financial professional consultation time for you OP!
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Thanks guys, should I be worried?
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I would not spend time worrying about it, just concentrate on finding out how to fix it
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Default Re: Paypal asking for IRS tax ID, I'm not American

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Hi all,

I keep getting prompts from paypal that IRS are asking for me to provide my tax id (ITIN) and I cant close my paypal account and my account is limited until I do so. I'm not planning to close it but I'm wondering why they keep asking for it. I also dont know what this "limit" is.

I have a UK paypal account as I'm from the UK. I have received royalty payments in US dollars before but this can't be more than maybe 5k total.

Do I have to give it to them? Why are they asking? My tax and the tax treaty waiver is already taken care of outside of Paypal.

Thanks
Just to clarify, what paypal is sending you this message? That will determine what you do.

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are you selling any items to your usa clients ?
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