What If I Don’t Have a Tax ID Number?
Canada Ltd. has successfully sold and shipped its products into the US for years. A change in US Custom regulations now requires that Canada Ltd. disclose the Tax ID number of the end user on all shipments cleared through US Customs. US customers are reluctant to give out their Tax ID numbers to foreign entities.
Canada Ltd. forms a wholly owned subsidiary “Washington Corp.” Canada Ltd. sells products through Washington Corp. and avoids the requirement to obtain customers Tax ID information.