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Yes, a US national can open a bank account with out Social Security Number (SSN).

A bank cannot refuse your request for bank account if you are unable to present SSN. If some bank still insist for SSN than you can consult to some consumer court.

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What does last 4 SSN mean?

last 4 digits of your social secutrity number

Is it safe to put EIN on letters soliciting donations...I am wondering if the EIN can be abused as easily as our personal SSN's?

Usually people out to abuse your SSN want to open credit cards with it. I believe applying for credit can be done by not-for-profit but it's unusually and probably a real pain in the butt. Due to the huge hassle of apply for credit with an EIN the chances of someone attempting to abuse the EIN is really low if nothing at all. Plus I believe you're required to provide your EIN in certain cases (assuming you're a not-for-profit with 503(c) status).

When will you get the tax simulus check?

Economic stimulus payments will be issued according to the last two-digits of the main filer's Social Security number. For joint filers, the payments will go out based on the person listed first on the return. Payments will be made by either direct deposit or paper check, consistent with how people filed their 2007 tax return. People who use direct deposit also will be among the first to receive the payments starting April 28. Direct deposits will be made daily and completed on the dates listed below. Payments should be received by close of business on the dates listed below. = DIRECT DEPOSIT = Last two SSN digits: Payments will be transmitted no later than: 00 through 20 May 2 21 through 75 May 9 76 through 99 May 16 = = = = = = Paper checks will also go out based on Social Security number. For Social Security numbers ending in 00 through 09, the paper checks will be mailed starting May 9 and will continue through May 16. A similar process will be repeated in the following weeks. Please allow additional delivery time, perhaps 3 to 5 days, since the paper checks are being sent through the mail. = PAPER CHECK = Last two SSN digits: Payments will be mailed no later than: 00 through 09 May 16 10 through 18 May 23 19 through 25 May 30 26 through 38 June 6 39 through 51 June 13 52 through 63 June 20 64 through 75 June 27 76 through 87 July 4 88 through 99 July 11 People who file a return after April 15 will receive their economic stimulus payment, but probably later than the schedule shows. A return must be filed by October 15 in order to receive a stimulus payment this year. See the online calculator for an estimate of the amount you will receive. A small percentage of tax returns will require additional time to process and to compute a stimulus payment amount. For these returns, stimulus payments may not be issued in accordance with the schedule above, even if the tax return was processed by April 15.

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Can you open a bank account with no SSN?


Which bank lets you open a checking account without a social security number?

Actually None. A Social Security Number is a mandatory requirement if you want to open a checking account in the United States. However, if you are a new resident of the country (say a foreign worker) the bank will allow you to open the account with the SSN but you have to apply for your SSN and update your bank records within the first month of opening of the account. If you fail to do so, the bank can freeze or even close your account.

How can you sign up for a bank card using your social security number?

When you apply for a bank account or card the SSN is wanted and asked for. Without it you can't get it.

Can social security number show bank account records?

Yes. Whenever a person wants to open a bank account, his social security number has to be submitted to the bank. So, by using the SSN, police and federal officers can track the bank account records of a person.

Is it illegal to not know your SSN?

You are not legally required to know your social security number, however, there are many situations in which you will need to know it; you cannot apply for a job or open a bank account without a social security number.

Can non us citizen with SSN open bank account?

Usually, yes. You may have to provide additional identification to establish your identity or answer additional questions to satisfy the bank's internal reporting requirements.

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Can you open a bank account in Brazil and be a US resident?

You have to have a CPF and a physical address to open a personal cheking account in Brazil. CPF is the taxpayer number, such as an ITIN / SSN. Banks usually want to see the client as you haver to sign docs to open the account and a proof of home address in your name, such as an utility bill. Maybe you can find specilized companies which deal with it, I mean, to help you open an account in Brazil

Do I need a SSN to get a checking account in the US?

Yes, you do need a SSN to get a checking account in the United States. You must provide an ID and also your SSN.

Do banks send anything such as SSN through email whatsoever even if you ask for it?

A bank will not send someone's SSN through emails. A bank will not send SSN by mail either.

Can you open an account with a bank if you have had a charge off with a past account?

Typically no, once your account gets to the point of charged off, it has been overdrawn for roughly 45 days (give or take). Your name and SSN then get reported to ChexSystems which then notifies every bank of your charged off account. Not many banks want to risk losing their money to you if you've already lost money for another bank. Your best chance to get an account is to go back to the bank your account was charged off, explain what happened, and hope for the best. And next time balance your checkbook... daily.

Can you open a Business checking account online when you just opened business and has bad personal credit?

Technically, checking accounts do not rely on whether you have bad credit or not- the only thing that would stand in the way of opening a checking account is if you are registered in Chex Systems, which is a when a bank reports that your account becomes overdrawn and it remains in that state for an extended period of time. You just need to go into the bank (or website if you want to open up an account in an online bank) and apply. Just make sure that you use both your SSN and EIN while applying for business accounts.

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