Canadian Tax ID SOLVED: Get your "Business Number"!

Last Update: June 04, 2016

Hello folks!

So, as a Canadian, I was pursuing my "Tax Identification Number" to sign up to Affiliate Networks in the US. Example: Amazon.com...

It turns out the CRA calls it your "Business Number".

So, it is the exact same thing as a 'tax identification number'...9 digits.

Below is the original WA Question I posted:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/terrberr/blog/affi...


So with good help there, a good hint from Annarella, and especially this spot-on advice from Bigbroian...I have now secured my 9-digit Business Number!


Here's how, in Ian's words:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/rgs...

To get the TIN go to the link you have above, scroll down the page to the section "How do you register for a GST/HST account?", make sure the tab selected is the one that says "online". Click on on the blue button at the bottom the section that reads "Register Online". Click on it and, when the next page comes up, click on #4. A window will pop up then click on "Register Now" button. From there, just follow the instructions and supply the information requested. Hope this helps


Thanks again, Ian!

Well folks; I'm here to say it definitely helped the likes of me, so that's GOOD:))

See you all around!

Take care,

Terry


UPDATE & GOOD NEWS:

I just gave Amazon in the US, my 9-digit Business Number.

I proceeded to fill out the 2 things they require, Tax information (which asks for that Business Number), and Payment information.

It is smooth sailing!

During the Tax filling out part, you are presented with a W8-BEN form.

You basically just have to make sure the info is correct on it.

This is easy!

Done that now.


UPDATE& MORE GOOD NEWS:

I have just completed these exact same requirements for Flexoffers and ShareAsale.

It was every bit as easy:)

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Bigbroian Premium
You are most welcome, Terry. Between the two of us we sorted out the IRS once and for all.
Just a bit of information for those who want to do this. If you are Canadian, we can get this Business Number as I showed above. ALSO, save all your purchase receipts for things you buy, as the GST on them is refundable to you each quarter. On average, I receive back between $300 and $400 per quarter for the GST on purchases. So you see that it is not a paltry sum when added up over the year. When you want to send in the rebate request, go to the same web address above, click on GST/HST Rebate and follow the instructions. Be sure that you have totaled up the GST you paid so you can place the information where it's needed.
If you get stuck let me know on PM. Next quarter begins July 1 and goes to September 30.
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terrberr Premium
Hahaha...Ian, you are a generous Bigbro! Thank you again so very much:)
Now the GST rebate for Canadians...sounds almost too good to be true!
It's GREAT that you are giving us a heads-up about this, Ian!
As we know, even some groceries have GST...surely we are to stick with reporting only business expenses? Am I dreaming...? LOL
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Bigbroian Premium
Does your 'staff' eat at 'work'? Any expense that you incur while doing business is deductible and goes on the rebate.
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terrberr Premium
Wow, Ian...I never thought of that. Now I'll have to set up a buffet table and wet bar in my basement office here!;)...well, maybe not the wet bar...
Seriously, I have thought about electricity use, heating my office room...
Thanks for showing us the way on this GST rebate option!!
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Bigbroian Premium
Welcome. There are a lot of expenses that fall under that rebate.
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JJordie Premium
We are not buying the goods and selling them to the consumers. We receive a commission for the sale. So as such we are commission sales pple. That is earnings and goes on your income tax doesn't it?


Unless you are setting up your own e com store and selling your own product.??????
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Bigbroian Premium
I declare my earnings under my business, as that is where they came from. The Business Number is a safeguard where the CRA is concerned. If you suddenly make a whole butt full of cash and don't have the number, you are liable for a lot more than just the taxes. Every Canadian person doing business in Canada, or elsewhere, that receives payment for product or services rendered, needs the number to basically cover their tails. Besides, it IS nice to get that rebate quarterly on the GST you paid out. That comes with the territory.
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terrberr Premium
Summed up nicely, Ian. Thanks so much for helping us cover our tails!;)
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Bigbroian Premium
We weren't born with much in the way of tails, so we HAVE to cover what's left.
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terrberr Premium
HAhahaHAhahAHhaa!
...suddenly I felt a twinge in my tailbone
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Time4Wealth Premium
Thanks, Terry! Very grateful for that information. So glad that you persisted for all of us in that situation . You inspire me! Thank you!
Have a great evening!
Lisa
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Time4Wealth Premium
And A BIG vote of THANKS to IAN for his input also! Thank you, Ian!
Bug hugs!
Lisa
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terrberr Premium
Hahahaa...thanks for your kindness, Lisa:)
Now we can kick back and have us a Saturday night proper!
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terrberr Premium
Hear, hear!
Big bear hugs, IAN!:)
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Time4Wealth Premium
I truly hope you never leave WA, Terry! You are such an inspiration here. Thank you. I Always enjoy reading your blogs and your website, where you express your serious side & your humour also!!! You are such an asset to us here. Big hugs to you!!!
Lisa
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terrberr Premium
Well knock me over with a feather...thank you so much for your very kind words, Lisa:)
So nice of you to honour my humble blog with your presence, too!
You must have caught me on a good day...sometimes (maybe) an asset, other times just an ass...but gosh; I thank you for your assessment!:)
I'm a big hugger myself...trees, extra-nice folks...Feel a BIG one comin' back your way!!:)

Terry
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Time4Wealth Premium
Very awesome, my Friend. Looking forward to speaking with you again through this awesome medium WA. Have a great Canadian weekend. Lots of success!
Lisa
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terrberr Premium
Thank you, my Friend! We'll put on our white shorts with the red maple leafies on 'em. Get out and enjoy some nature, for sure...all the BEST, luv - talk again soon:)

Terry
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TanjaRita Premium
Do we need this? I just leave the tax ID parts blank.
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terrberr Premium
Yes. It is what the IRS notices, so they will not apply the withholding tax to Canadians, and tax us twice;)
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terrberr Premium
...you win some, eh?
Thank you kindly, Tim:)
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Dreamer56 Premium
Glad you got it worked out Terry
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