Why do I need to provide personal information such as my Social Security number? | Entertainment Earth

Why do I need to provide personal information such as my Social Security number?

Presently, United States law requires Entertainment Earth to collect tax information from affiliates who are U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, or U.S. corporations. If you're not a U.S. citizen or resident but your business is taxable in the U.S., you need to provide us with a completed IRS Form W-8ECI. We're required by law to have this information on file.

When filling out your Entertainment Earth affiliate program application, please note:

  • If you're an individual, your Tax ID Number is your Social Security number. Your Tax Name is your name.
  • If you represent a non-individual, such as a corporation, partnership, or non-profit organization, the Tax ID Number is the organization's IRS employer identification number (EIN) and the Tax Name is the name of the organization.
  • If you represent a sole proprietorship, your Tax ID Number is either your Social Security number or the sole proprietorship's IRS employer identification number (EIN). The Tax Name is your personal name - it's not the business name of the sole proprietorship.