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Back to the Basics – Ensuring Your Privacy, Leave the EIN Out!
Posted By Global Reach Daniel On May 23, 2012 @ 3:41 pm In Export Filing | 3 Comments
By: Nidaal Jubran
Be mindful of the information you are transmitting electronically. We often receive requests for a number of items surrounding AES, such as resolutions for fatal errors, tracking AES responses for shipments, initiating suppressions, etc. In doing so, some people provide their company’s sensitive information through email, particularly their company’s Employer Identificati on Number (EIN) . This should be avoided. EIN information should never be transmitted to the Census Bureau via email. Although we require your EIN  to identify your company’s profile in the AES and to service your AES needs, there are other ways for you to provide this information to us, indirectly. The best, and safest, way for you to send this information is by providing a previously accepted Internal Transaction Number (ITN) filed by your company. Your EIN  is directly linked to your ITN. Once we have this information we can safely and securely identify your company’s information.
There are plenty of other business practices you can adopt to protect your EIN . I’ve listed a few of them below:
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