Rakuten requires all merchants to submit a W9 before account approval to comply with federal and state regulations.
Merchants may obtain a W9 form from the IRS clicking here.
If your business does not have a Federal Tax ID, a social security number may be used instead.
Rakuten.com will also accept a W-8 instead of W9 for merchants without United States tax status.
For more information regarding which W-8 form is applicable to your business, please check with your CPA or accounting department and review the following W-8 instructions by clicking here.
Merchants can obtain on of the following W-8 forms below:
Completed forms can be faxed to 919-389-2601 or emailed to: