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Can Google link your EIN and SSN?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gaganbal, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. gaganbal

    gaganbal Newbie

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    Does Google have the right/ability to link these to?

    Obviously when you sign up for a EIN for your DBA (Doing Business As) the IRS needs your SSN. But can Google see who registered this EIN?

    I guess what I'm asking is if Google will be able to link my banned personal account with my SSN from 5 years ago to my new business account using my EIN?
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don't believe that the IRS can give away information about the SSN or EIN to Google or any other company as they (the company) only use it to match your identity to the one on the number.

    Even if they did find out that the EIN and SSN you've provided belong to the same person (you), your EIN should be treated as a separate entity from yourself (with the exception of sole proprietorships and partnerships, but the "entity separation" may still apply in this case).

    As I'm not entirely sure if everything I said above is correct, it's probably best to wait for another member to give you a definitive answer. There's a business and tax advice sub-forum here as well, just so you know. :)
     
  3. Digitalist

    Digitalist Registered Member

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    The IRS can't really give out information unless they are given permission by the person/entity... normally for some sort of lending (ie a mortgage). The form would give them TIN in question however so that's not really a problem here. Keeping that in mind, there are numerous Business Intelligence Services that can or do provide that information. They don't ALWAYS have that info, but they can.

    Allocating resources to that would be a poor investment. Plenty of low hanging fruit that would give them a trail...they could create an algorithm to handle it for them. Stop fearing big brother, just hide in plain site. Chances are they are more T-Rex then Velociraptor.