Verify the TIN we use to report your claim payments to the IRS

Check the four digits displayed on your check document.

November 2010

Your tax identification number (TIN) is used to report to the IRS payments you receive from us. The last four digits of the TIN we have on file for you appear on the first page of the check document (remittance advice) you receive from us.

If those four digits do not match exactly with the TIN associated with your name or business name on file with the IRS, you should notify us immediately by obtaining a form for this purpose.

If the TIN we use for you does not match IRS records, the IRS requires us to withhold 28 percent of the amount we owe you from future payments until the issue is resolved.

TIN tips

If you use two or more names (such as Chris Smith, DMD, dba Market Street Dental), report the first name to us as it appears on the IRS records.

If you are unsure of how your practice name and the associated TIN are recorded with the IRS, you can:

  1. Check what is printed on the mailing labels that are supplied by the IRS for quarterly tax payments, or
  2. Contact the IRS to request a letter (#147C) that will confirm its record of your name and TIN. The IRS phone number is 800-829-1040.

Enter your TIN on claims.

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