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TIN Tax Identification Number

Hello, I am swiss and I work sometimes in London. HSBC UK is asking me for my TIN number. I thought it was my personal tax identification number but HSBC doesn't accept it... any idea ? I called the tax services at the state Valais, and without surprise, they have no idea and never heard about it ... Thanks a lot for your help.
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Old 04.12.2016, 18:29
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Re: TIN Tax Identification Number

TIN is a US thing, for people who don't have a SSN.

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Old 04.12.2016, 18:40
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Re: TIN Tax Identification Number

I suppose you are still resident in Switzerland, if so, try with your "numéro AVS", it worked for me. Obviously if you are UK resident, they want your NI number.
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Re: TIN Tax Identification Number

Ok ! thanks for the replies, I will try to provide the AVS number ... Thanks a lot
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Ok ! thanks for the replies, I will try to provide the AVS number ... Thanks a lot
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Switzerland is not in the EU, so you don't have the no.
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Re: TIN Tax Identification Number

I was asked for that too by Barclays. I told them that as I was non UK resident for tax purposes I didn't have one. I gave them my Swiss AVS number and my UK national insurance number from way back and that seemed to satisfy them.

https://www.oecd.org/tax/automatic-e...ers/UK-TIN.pdf
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I'm self employed here so I have a company ID and I'm employed in Visual Effects Companies in London for short term contracts so I have a National Insurance Number... I will try to provide the AVS, the Company ID and the UK national Insurance ... I wish they will be happy with that ... It was so hard to find a bank that would like to open an account to a swiss resident in july 2015 I don't want them to close my account ^^

Inbetween I've fund this https://www.oecd.org/tax/automatic-e...erland-TIN.pdf

All the best

thank you Belgianmum for pointing me on this web address ^^

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Re: TIN Tax Identification Number

Just encountered this question and can confirm that according to this https://www.oecd.org/tax/automatic-e...erland-TIN.pdf for Swiss residents, it's your AHV/VS number.
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