(January 2014)
ExSTARS Reporting Information Request for
Employer Identification Number and Certification
Information about Form W-13 and its instructions is at
Print or type
Name (as shown on your tax returns; see instructions)
Business name/disregarded entity name, if different from above
Check appropriate box for federal tax classification:
Individual/sole proprietor
C corporation S corporation Partnership
Limited liability company (see instructions). Enter the tax classification (C=C corporation, S=S corporation, P=partnership)
Other (see instructions)
Address (number, street, and apt. or suite no.)
City, state, and ZIP code
Requester’s name and address
Part I Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Enter your EIN in the appropriate box. The EIN provided must be for the ExSTARS transaction entity.
Report the disregarded entity's EIN, not the owner's EIN, when applicable.
Social security numbers not permitted in
ExSTARS reporting.
Employer identification number
Part II Certification
Under penalties of perjury, I certify that the number shown on this form is my correct employer identification number.
Signature of
U.S. person
Type or write
name and title
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless otherwise noted.
Future Developments
For the latest information about developments related to Form W-13
and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were
published, go to
General Instructions
Purpose of Form
Filers should use this form to request a valid employer identification
number (EIN) for purposes of Excise Summary Terminal Activity
Reporting System (ExSTARS) reporting.
A person who is required to file an ExSTARS information return with
the IRS must obtain your correct EIN to report. For example, a truck
carrier making a delivery to a terminal must provide the carrier
company's EIN to the terminal operator.
The receiving party returns the form to the requester after providing a
correct EIN.
Updating Your Information
You must provide the requester with updated information if the name or
EIN changes while still engaged in ExSTARS reporting activities.
Failure to furnish EIN. If you fail to furnish your correct EIN to a
requester, you are subject to a penalty of $50 for each such failure
unless your failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.
Civil penalty for false information with respect to withholding. If you
make a false statement with no reasonable basis that results in no
backup withholding, you are subject to a $500 penalty.
Criminal penalty for falsifying information. Willfully falsifying
certifications or affirmations may subject you to criminal penalties
including fines and/or imprisonment.
Misuse of EINs. If the requester discloses or uses EINs in violation of
federal law, the requester may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Specific Instructions
Sole proprietor. Enter your individual name as shown on your income
tax return on the “Name” line. You may enter your business, trade, or
“doing business as (DBA)” name on the “Business name/disregarded
entity name” line.
Partnership, C corporation, or S corporation. Enter the entity's name
on the “Name” line and any business, trade, or “doing business as
(DBA) name” on the “Business name/disregarded entity name” line.
Limited liability company (LLC). If the person identified on the “Name”
line is an LLC, check the “Limited liability company” box only and enter
the appropriate code for the tax classification in the space provided. If
you are an LLC that is treated as a partnership for federal tax purposes,
enter “P” for partnership.
Note. If you are an LLC that has elected to be treated as a disregarded
entity separate from its owner under Regulation section 301.7701-3,
check the LLC box and select the appropriate classification of the
disregarded entity, not the owner listed in the “Name” line.
Disregarded entity. Enter the owner's name on the “Name” line. The
name of the entity entered on the “Name” line should never be a
disregarded entity. The name on the “Name” line must be the name
shown on the income tax return on which the income will be reported.
For example, if a foreign LLC that is treated as a disregarded entity for
U.S. federal tax purposes has a domestic owner, the domestic owner's
name is required to be provided on the “Name” line. If the direct owner
of the entity is also a disregarded entity, enter the first owner that is not
disregarded for federal tax purposes. Enter the disregarded entity's
name on the “Business name/disregarded entity name” line.
Note. Check the appropriate box for the federal tax classification of the
person whose name is entered on the “Name” line (Individual/sole
proprietor, partnership, C corporation, S corporation, trust/estate).
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Other entities. Enter your business name as shown on required federal
tax documents on the “Name” line. This name should match the name
shown on the charter or other legal document creating the entity. You
may enter any business, trade, or DBA name on the “Business name/
disregarded entity name” line.
Part I. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Persons engaging in ExSTARS activities must possess an employer
identification number (EIN). Social Security Numbers and “Applied For”
type designations are not valid. If you do not have an EIN, see How to
get an EIN below.
Enter your EIN in the appropriate box. Enter the EIN associated with
the ExSTARS activities.
How to get an EIN. If you do not have an EIN, apply for one
immediately. Use Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification
Number, to apply for an EIN. You can apply for an EIN online by going
to and clicking on Employer Identification
Number (EIN) under Starting a Business. You can get Form SS-4 from
the IRS by visiting or by calling 1-800-TAX-
FORM (1-800-829-3676).
Part II. Certification
Signature requirements. Signing Form W-13 certifies that the EIN you
are providing is correct, and establishes the proper U.S entity engaging
in ExSTARS activities.
Form W-13 must be signed by an owner or principal officer. Complete
the signature requirement by typing or clearly writing the name and title
of the signee.
Privacy Act Notice
Section 6109 requires you to provide your correct EIN to persons
(including federal agencies) who are required to file information returns
with the IRS. The person collecting this form uses the information on the
form to file information returns with the IRS. Routine uses of this
information include giving it to the Department of Justice for civil and
criminal litigation and to cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.
commonwealths and possessions for use in administering their tax laws.
The information also may be disclosed to other countries under a treaty,
to federal and state agencies to enforce civil and criminal laws, or to
federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to combat terrorism.
You must provide your EIN whether or not you are required to file a tax
return. Certain penalties may also apply for providing false or fraudulent
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