What is a Foreign Tax Identifying Number (FTIN)?

Information on the FTIN number that is required to complete the W-8BEN Tax Form

Jukin Media requires a Foreign Tax Identification number (FTIN) in order to validate your information. You will not be able to receive payment without entering this number.

Your FTIN will be a unique number that you may use to pay taxes or identify yourself. You might be able to find it on your government-issued tax identification number. See below for additional examples. 

For help completing your international tax form, please see our FAQ article: the W-8BEN (for non-US residents).


Examples of possible Foreign Tax Identifying numbers:

  • Canada:
    • 9-digit Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) issued by Service Canada
  • United Kingdom: 
    • National Insurance Number (NINO): a NINO is made up of 2 letters, 6 numbers and a final letter, which is always A, B, C, or D.
    • Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR): 10-digit number
  • Brazil
    • 11-digit Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF) attributed to both national and resident taxpayers
  • India
    • 10-digit Permanent Account Number (PAN)
  • Mexico
    • 18-digit Clave única de Registro de Población (CURP), unique number issued by the Tax Administration Service


Please note: we are not able to give advice on how or when you should file your taxes. We recommend that you contact a tax professional with any questions.