Can foreign vendor tax identification numbers be uploaded into the IRS bulk matching system for validation? If not, how can I validate whether a foreign tax identification number is correct?


Yes, you can check foreign vendor tax ID numbers using the TIN Matching program. You can check all TINs, including SSNs, EINs, ITINs and ATINs.

We confirmed this with IRS e-Services, where we spoke with Sandy Olliges (badge ID# 1753365).

Further questions or comments about the TIN Matching program can be directed to the IRS e-Services at 866-255-0654.

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