August 23, 2019

Are ICs required to have an EIN in addition to an SSN?

There is no current requirement for workers classified as independent contractors to maintain a Social Security Number.  Other laws and regulations apply across the various jurisdictions about reporting this information.  Hiring entities utilizing ICs should also be aware of the “B Notice” process and its effects.  ICIS systems such as Openforce provide a “TIN check” against an applicable EIN or SSN at the time of onboarding to prevent later B notice problems.