Why isn't there a "Recipient's Identification Number" on my 1099-MISC form?
The "Recipient's Identification Number" is the box that should include your U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). U.S. persons should submit a Form W-9 to Trafford Publishing to report their Social Security Number (or EIN for a business). If we receive the update before the IRS filing deadline, March 31, we can guarantee that the updated form with the new identification number will be submitted to the IRS. We encourage online submission of the Form W-9 through your secure author account.
Please note: authors may incur a penalty from the IRS for failing to report their TIN or for providing an invalid TIN.