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I'm the trustee for my aunt's trust. I'm filling out a Real…

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I'm the trustee for my aunt's trust. I'm filling out a Real Estate Witholding Certificate. It's asking for a TIN - can I use my SSA?

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Does the trust have an EIN?

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No, thank you, ***** *****'t afford $52.

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Did the Trust sell the property? If so, use the EIN for the Trust.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
my aunt's house just sold. So the EIN is interchangeable with the TIN?

A TIN is a tax identification number.

For a trust, it's the EIN.

For an individual, it's the SSN.

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