What is a private TIN?
A Tax Identification number (or TIN) is a unique identification number used countries to identify people for the purpose of administering their national tax affairs.
Why do you ask for it?
We require that you add this number to your billing and payment information on Record Union so that royalty payments made to you can be correctly registered with the tax authorities.
As with all your billing information, TIN numbers will be stored safely on our servers and not be used for any other purpose than administering payments for your account.
What is my TIN?
The actual TIN number format and how it is allocated varies between countries. In many countries, TIN´s are the same as your national identification number - though this is not always the case.
If you are unsure about what your TIN is in then you will find some country specific information below.
TIN within the EU
Please see this page on the European commission website for a detailed overview and explanation of TIN numbers within Europe.
TIN outside the EU
TIN numbers in the United States
In the United States there are a range of different TIN numbers in use, however the most common is your Social Security Number.
If you are a resident of the United States but do not have a Social Security Number then there are other TIN numbers which apply to you.
For more information about TIN in the United states, please see this Wikipedia article.
TIN numbers in other countries
We are afraid there is no complete overview of TIN numbers available which covers countries around the world. However, searching for ""TIN number in [your country]" on your favorite search engine should return you all the information that you need.