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TIN Matching: Taxpayer Identification Number Matching

November 10, 2015

Written by Yesenia Carrillo

What is TIN Matching?

TIN Matching (Taxpayer Identification Number Matching) is a tool provided by the IRS to help paid preparers or authorized agents to efficiently assist their clients by being able to validate TIN and name combinations within IRS records.

To access the TIN Matching program you must first complete the e-Services application. This is where you will you will create your username, personal identification number (PIN), and password. In addition, you will need to provide the following:

  • First and Last Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of birth
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Adjust Gross Income
  • Username
  • Password
  • PIN
  • Security question and answer for forgotten username recovery
  • Mailing Address

Interested? Follow the steps below to register for your own e-Services account.

Step 1:  Go to e-Services – Online Tools for Tax Professionals  and click the Login or Register button.

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Step 2:  Click the Register icon to get started.

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Step 3:  Fill out the info. Here you will create your username and password.

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-Step 3:  (continued) when done click Accept.

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Step 4: After completing registration you are prompted by a message informing that you will receive a letter of confirmation by mail. I received the confirmation letter in about 2 weeks. It contained the “Confirmation Code” which you will use on step 7.

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Step 5:  Once you’ve received the confirmation letter, login to your e-Services account and you will be taken to this screen. Select Registration Services.

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Step 6:  On the “Welcome to Registration Services” page click Confirm Registration.

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Step 7:  Enter the confirmation code found in your letter and click Submit Request.

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Step 8:  Congrats! You have now confirmed your registration.

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Hope this was helpful and as always if you need further assistance give us a call.

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