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TIN Number
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:42:49 AM »
Hello all, apologies if this info is already on here somewhere, I did not find it if it is.

I am trying to open a savings account for my son, who is 2. (I am a UK citizen, Husband is a US citizen who is currently awaiting his visa to join us in the UK, and our son is dual US and UK). I filled out the online application for the children's savings account with Lloyds bank, but they have said they need his TIN number to proceed. How do I find out what that is? I saw a W7 form online, but at the top of the form it says not to fill it out if you already have a SSN, which he does.

Also, is my husband also going to need this TIN number if he wants to open a bank account here?

Any clarification/help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.


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Re: TIN Number
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 11:31:51 AM »
A TIN is a Tax Identification Number used for filing taxes in the US

According to Wikipedia:
A TIN may be:
- a Social Security number (SSN)
- an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
- an Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number)
- an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number, used as a temporary number for a child for whom the adopting parents cannot obtain an SSN[1]
- a Preparer Tax Identification Number, used by paid preparers of U.S. tax returns[2]


Which implies that you just put your son's Social Security Number (SSN) in the TIN space.


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Re: TIN Number
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:33:26 AM »
A TIN is a Tax Identification Number used for filing taxes in the US

According to Wikipedia:
A TIN may be:
- a Social Security number (SSN)
- an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
- an Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number)
- an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number, used as a temporary number for a child for whom the adopting parents cannot obtain an SSN[1]
- a Preparer Tax Identification Number, used by paid preparers of U.S. tax returns[2]


Which implies that you just put your son's Social Security Number (SSN) in the TIN space.

Exactly. If a person has a SSN then that is their TIN.
Dual USC/UKC living in the UK since May 2016


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Re: TIN Number
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 11:34:14 AM »
Exactly. If a person has a SSN then that is their TIN.

Fab, thank you!


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Re: TIN Number
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2018, 01:27:46 PM »
Your son's TIN is his US SSN. If a US person has signature authority over your son's account then that US person will report that account each on his own FBAR.


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