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Tax ID (ITIN-foreigner) for Amazon and dropshipping suppliers

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Shirko, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Shirko

    Shirko Junior Member

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    Hello. I'm from Argentina and I'm planning to start selling some products in Amazon only to people from USA. I'll be using US providers and selling the products to US people, I'll only manage the store from here. Providers are telling me that I need a Federal Tax ID in order to apply for their services. For the time being, I'm not interested in registering my business in the USA, as I can do dropshipping in Amazon without that requirement. So, could I apply for a TAX ID (ITIN) without a business registered?

    I'm thinking of registering my account in Amazon using my name as "business legal name", as I've got an US friend that's doing the same and he didn't have any problem. Do I need anything else in order to sign up in Amazon? Another Tax Identification, or maybe a business certification?.

    If the only thing I need to sign up with Providers & Amazon is the ITIN, do you know any reliable company that offers this service?. I know I can get it from the IRS, but I'm looking for any company that offers all the procedure done.

    As you may realized, I'm new with all this and just starting.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    From what I understand, if you are just interested in selling on Amazon you don't need a tax ID number. They will ask you for your personal information (they will need a checking account).

    Have you already figured where you will be drop shipping from? I believe you will need the tax-id number from that end of the cycle (when you buy something from a wholesaler or manufacturer).