What is the Tax ID Number?

Also known as the Tax Identification Number (TIN), the EIN is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification. Effective October 1, 2004, U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires the ultimate consignee ID number for all shipments (either the Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued to most business entities, or the Social Security Number (SSN) issued to individuals). FTS requires the Ultimate Consignee ID number to be included on the customs invoice that accompanies each of our return shipments to the USA. Missing Ultimate Consignee ID numbers will result in shipment delays and possible return to Canada.