I have received a B notice, how do I respond?

I have received a B notice, how do I respond?

First Data sends you a B notice when the legal filing name, Social Security Number (SSN), or Tax Identification Number (TIN) that you have provided to us does not match the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) records. The B notice informs you of the IRS’s intention to withhold 28% of your daily funds, which is known as backup withholding.

Important: If you knowingly give false information to avoid backup withholding, you may receive a fine, imprisonment, or both.

How to respond to your B notice

A flowchart explaining how to respond to a B notice.

How to send your response to First Data

Upload your response

If you are responding to your first B notice, you can upload your W9 form to First Data using Business Track.

Important: First Data does not accept 147C forms that you upload online using Business Track.

Mail your response

If you are responding to your first or second B notice, you can send your response by mail to:

First Data IDS Tax Reporting

3 Western Maryland Parkway

Hagerstown

MD 21741

Fax your response

If you are responding to your first or second B notice, you can fax your response to the appropriate platform:

  • ValueLink Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4087
  • Omnipay Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4354
  • South Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4355
  • EFS/STAR Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4368
  • Buypass Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4466
  • Omaha Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4492
  • North Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4548
  • Telecheck/ConnectPay Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4611
  • Memphis Tax Reporting – (1) (402) 934-4645

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