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Payee Number Conversion Project Overview

Updated: Jan. 10, 2014 – View Changes

During the weekend of March 1–2, 2014, the Comptroller’s office is converting the payee numbers in TINS that begin with 2 to randomly assigned numbers that begin with 7. TINS will be 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 will 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:

  • Current Payee Number = 2 + Nine-digit SSN/ITIN + Check digit + Mail code
  • New Payee Number = 7 + Nine-digit system-generated number + Check digit (calculated the same as now) + Mail code (mail codes are not changing)

The conversion will 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 watch the training videos or read the transcripts and handouts from the Payee Number Conversion Update Meetings.

Changes to this Document
01/10/2014 Announced March 1–2 date for Comptroller system conversion.

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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