Accounting, Payroll & Pension Issues/tin no.


Hi sir, I want ti become vandor and sell online my product but at registration they are asking for  tin no. , vat and cst.   Is vat , tin no. And cst  are same things.I am in doubt please solve my query.
Is online registration service is good if I register for tin no. How much later I'll receive my tin no.


No, they are not the same.
TIN is a taxpayer identification number used in the USA.
VAT is for a VAT as used in countries outside the USA. VAT stands for "Value Added Tax."
CST is not used in the USA as far as I know, I am not sure what it is or where it us used.

Online registration for TIN is available through the IRS' Web site.  Please see

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Arthur Naman


General accounting and bookkeeping questions. Specific questions pertaining to: monthly bookkeeping, preparing financial reports; reconciling accounts.

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