[Noisebridge-board] We need your tax ID number

Noisebridge Treasurer treasurer at noisebridge.net
Sat Nov 26 04:24:28 UTC 2011

So, Paypal has now restricted us to $500/mo withdrawal from our paypal
account until we give them either an SSID or a credit card. Any
credit/debit card we give them will be linked to an individual (all
our WF cards are by individual even if they are linked to the NB

It's weird because this message makes it sound like our EIN should be
enough, but they have that already and apparently it's not enough. I
will start a customer service complaint or whatever and see if I can
get someone at Paypal to clarify this.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 02:32,  <service at paypal.com> wrote:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> We need your tax ID number
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dear Mitch Altman,
> We emailed you a little while ago about IRS tax regulations that require us
> to collect your tax ID number. Your tax ID number is one of these:
> - Your Social Security number
> - Your Individual Tax Identification Number
> - Your Employer Identification Number
> What's the problem?
> We haven't heard from you yet about your tax ID number. PayPal needs your
> help to comply with these regulations and avoid interrupting your use of
> PayPal.
> What should I do now?
> It's easy to provide your tax ID number:
> 1.  Log in to your PayPal account.
> 2.  A message will appear asking you to update your information.
> 3.  Click Provide Now.
> If you have multiple PayPal accounts, please repeat the steps above for
> each account.
> We appreciate your help in complying with these IRS rules. For more
> information, please see our FAQs on the IRS reporting requirements:
> www.paypal.com/irs
> Sincerely,
> PayPal
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