Do I use my social security number as a sales tax ID?

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I am running my business as a sole proprietor, do I use my social security number as the sales tax id?


Thank you so much for your help!

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Shopify Staff
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Hey @mirandafu1,


As a sole proprietor running a business, you can typically use your Social Security Number (SSN) as your sales tax ID. Since you operate as an individual, this is a common practice. However, it's important to check your local and state regulations to ensure compliance with specific tax requirements in your jurisdiction. Some states may issue a separate sales tax ID or require you to register for a State Sales Tax ID Number. You may need to consult with a tax professional or visit your local taxation department website for specific guidance based on your location.


We have a great guide on understanding Taxes with Shopify below:

Moira | Social Care @ Shopify
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