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Payee Number Conversion Project Overview

During the weekend of March 1–2, 2014, the Comptroller’s office converted the payee numbers in the Texas Identification Number System (TINS) that began with 2 to randomly assigned numbers that begin with 7. TINS was modified to remove 2 TINs based on a Social Security number (SSN) or the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) as the key identifier.

SSNs and ITINs continue to be required to comply with the IRS 1099 reporting requirements and state warrant hold and offset statutes. Once a 2 TIN is converted, the association of the SSN/ITIN will always be maintained with its originally assigned 7 TIN.

For example:

  • Original Payee Number = 2 + Nine-digit SSN/ITIN + Check digit + Mail code
  • Converted Payee Number = 7 + Nine-digit system-generated number + Check digit + Mail code (mail codes did not change)

The conversion did not affect:

  • TINs that start with a 1 followed by an Employer Identification Number (EIN) + check digit + mail code
  • TINs that start with a 3 (Comptroller-assigned TIN) + mail code

For more information, please see Payee Number Conversion.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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