Shopify Payments without SSN

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Hello, I want Apple pay and google pay to be at my store hence the best option stands out to be Shopify payments. Apart from me(owner) everything from fulfillment to returns happens in US itself. I've a LLC in Delaware and EIN with me. Every business activity/operation takes place in US itself.  But the only thing I don't have is an SSN. Is there any way that I can legally show my taxes and use Shopify Payments?


Please help me if you know it really well



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Hey there, @Hamebhi 


Bo here from Shopify Support! 


That is a great question. The SSN requirement is part of the underwriting process. As per the Shopify Payments Terms of Service, an individual is required to act as the Shopify Payments account representative. Our banking partners need to be able to verify the identity of an account representative to ensure they are who they say they are, that they are a resident of a Shopify Payments supported country, and that they are over eighteen. This is why we need an SSN as opposed to an EIN. Let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with, I'm happy to help!


All the Best,


Bo - Social Care @ Shopify

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