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How many of you use your SSN on W9?
Old 14th September 2015
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How many of you use your SSN on W9?

Hey guys,

I'm just curious how many of us just use a their SSN on a W9 for a scoring project instead of an EIN (I know they are easy to attain).

Is it considered amateurish to not use an EIN?

Old 7th September 2019
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I would never freely distribute my ssn. I would always formalize an entity behind an EIN for the reasons to which you allude, and for corporate liability protections.

I.e someone gets hurt in your home studio, they take your house.someone gets hurt in the studio your business leases from you personally, your business does, you keep your house. (1000' view)
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