What is a Tax ID number?
A Tax ID or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), is a number used for tax purposes in the United States (US). It can be an Employer Identification number a social security number or a business number.
When is a Tax ID required?
A tax id is required when importing goods into the United States (US) that require a formal entry.
When does a shipment require a formal entry?
As of the time of writing, when importing a shipment into the the US, a formal entry is normally required for commercial products valued at over $2,500 USD. According to the US customs and border protection (CBP), good are usually cleared informally when the shipment is for personal use, valued under $2,500 USD , and are not in commercial quantities.
For more information, please visit: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/314/~/importers---social-security-number-%2F-tax-identification-number-%2F-irs-number-%2F
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