Applicants must be either US citizens or have a valid Tax Identification Number (TIN).
The Applicant must provide a valid TIN for the Applicant business and all equity owners of 20% or more. TINs may be Employer Identification Numbers (EIN), Social Security Numbers (SSN), or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) assigned by the Internal Revenue Service. The total equity reported across the 20% or more owners does not have to add up to 100% of all equity outstanding, as long as all 20% or more owners are listed in the application. If no owner has at least 20% ownership of the Applicant, the Applicant must list enough owners whose combined equity represents at least 20% of the ownership of the Applicant.
If the Applicant business does not have a valid (TIN), the Applicant is not eligible.
If an owner of 20% or more of the business does not have a valid SSN or ITIN, the business is not eligible.