Paypal Confirm Taxpayer Status (what It Means, How To Do It + More)

Taxes are collected by the IRS every year, and in order to pay your taxes, the IRS keeps track of your information.

I searched on google to see if it is required for a business to have a
tax number, and it seems like they need to know if you sell,
manufacture, ship, or are otherwise doing business. If your business
has been previously verified by a licensed tax preparer, they can have
access to the information PayPal needs.

Why Does PayPal Ask to Confirm My Taxpayer Status In 2022?

For the first time, PayPal asks whether you are a taxpayer. PayPal asks you to confirm your taxpayer status because the IRS requires PayPal, and all other payment processors, to report amounts of $600 or more received for commercial transactions. Moreover, if you receive $600 or over for commercial transactions, you will have to provide PayPal with your Taxpayer Identification Number, TIN, and any other information that is asked for.

A good place to start is in your tax return. If you’re like most households, you’ll be filing a tax return that year. On the W-4 form, you’ll usually enter a standard number for allowances, depending on your income. The IRS says this is your withholding amount, but there’s also a section you can add for estimated tax payments. If you’re owed money, you can pay that amount with your return.

What Does Confirming your Taxpayer Status Mean?

Confirming your taxpayer status means showing PayPal what kind of information they need so they can verify your tax return.

The IRS requires PayPal to provide some information about transactions involving the sale of goods or services.

For more information regarding these thresholds, please visit your PayPal account information or terms and conditions at

If we take a look at the chart below, the average household in the US has a yearly income of $60.000. The average U.S. household has an income of $60.000. U.S. households make more than $60.000 a year.

PayPal will automatically flag any account that tries to make more than $600 in a year for a job, and confirm that they have a tax ID.

How Do I Confirm My Taxpayer Status on PayPal?

The company says that it will ask you to “confirm your tax status” when you are close to, or reach, $600 for selling goods or services in 2022.

In order to verify your tax status with us, you need to do the following:

You will receive an email with a link. Click the link and enter your
tax information.
Your tax information will be verified and an
email will be sent to you regarding the status of your tax.

If you click the link in the email or in the notification on your account, and enter the information that is asked for, you will be able to access the website.

Since PayPal will ask you for this, you should know your TIN number. This is your social security number that you are required to have in order to file your taxes.

Additionally, when a business is setting up an account with another company using PayPal, the information PayPal requests from the buyer is the same information you will submit on the IRS W-9, and the company you are working with will contact your employer to verify that you are an eligible US worker.

Thankfully, if it doesn’t match, you will have 3 chances to review and edit the information.

However, the verification process is manual. It means that you have to provide your address. If this address does not match the information provided in your PayPal account, PayPal will ask you to provide a proof of residence. Once again, this will take a few days to process.

And you will be able to verify your information by providing your address, tax number and proof of residence (rental contract or utility bill).

Multiple PayPal accounts will mean multiple tax accounts. Confirming your tax status with each of them is important. Make sure that each of the accounts you use have a different name, username, and email address. Confirmation of each of them will ensure that any IRS tax returns associated with your accounts are unique.

– The IRS has notified me that I am currently subject to backup withholding. In order to complete a purchase, PayPal asks that I call Customer Service at 1 (888) 221-1161

We’ll handle the rest.

If you call 1-402-935-2052 from outside of the U.S. and leave a message, the staff will return the call as soon as possible.

What Is My Taxpayer Identification Number?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a letter called a “Private Letter Ruling” to a taxpayer (US citizen) on 2/4/2013.

When you create a PayPal account, PayPal will allow you to provide your EIN, SSN, or ITIN.

What Happens If I Don’t Give PayPal My Taxpayer Identification Number?

Unfortunately, PayPal has the authority to shut off your account if they determine that the information is incorrect.

– your monthly payout may be limited to a certain percentage of your monthly balance
– you may only receive a limited number of payments each month
– you may only receive payments for a certain amount of time.

If you do not know your TIN or are providing an invalid TIN, you will need to provide PayPal with a valid TIN.

To learn more, you can also watch our video on how to use the PayPal app and how to link PayPal to your debit/credit card.


If you pay taxes, you should have to provide tax ID for your company as well. They will likely ask for this information to verify the amount of your company’s taxes to ensure it is accurate.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this notification or concerning your PayPal account please contact us at xxx-xxx-xxxx. If you do not have an account with us, you may also contact us at xxx-xxx-xxxx.

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