If the user is a firm employee, the EIN that they entered during registration for
their BSO PIN and password will automatically appear in the EIN of Business Entity field.
If the user is a third-party first-time user, completing the form on behalf of a firm,
the EIN must be entered into the EIN of Business Entity field. If the user does not have an EIN, they need to select the More Info link and instructions for obtaining an EIN will be displayed. The user must provide
an EIN to complete Form SSA-1694.
If the user is a firm employee, the Name of Business Entity field should be automatically filled in to match the displayed EIN.
If the user is a third-party first-time user, they must select the Lookup Business Name button, and the system will populate the name of the business entity into the Name of Business Entity field based on the EIN provided above.
Within the Business Tax Mailing Address header there are radio buttons located to the left of the U.S. Address and Foreign Address labels. The user must select the appropriate radio button to specify if the Business
Tax Mailing Address is a U.S. or foreign address.
Note: Due to system limitations, periods cannot be entered into any of the address
fields located within Form SSA-1694.
The street address for the Business Tax Mailing Address should be entered in the Street Address Line 1 field in the following form: Building Number<space>Street Name<space>Street Descriptor.
An example would be: 1942 Brookhaven Street. The user may use the formal street descriptor
in its entirety (e.g., “Street” for “St.”) or use abbreviations but omit the periods
(e.g., “St” instead of “St.”), due to the fact that periods are not allowed in the
address fields. If the street name has periods in it (e.g., 1111 St. Michael), please
omit the period. If the period is not omitted, the following message will be displayed
at the top of the page:
(Name of field) may contain a combination of letters, numbers, hyphens, slashes, or
If the address refers to an apartment, suite or similar building unit, the user must
enter the type of building unit and the number or letter associated with the unit
into the Street Address Line 2 field. An example would be: Apartment 24B.
The full name of the city should be entered into the City field. If the Business Tax Mailing Address is a foreign address, the user may enter
the name or abbreviation of the foreign province or region in this field after the
The state should be entered in the State field by selecting the state name from the drop-down list. This field is only required
if the Business Tax Mailing Address is a U.S. address.
The user should type their zip/postal code in the field to the immediate right of
the (Zip/Postal Code, Country) label. If the Business Tax Mailing Address is a U.S. address, the user must provide
a five-digit zip code. If the Business Tax Mailing Address is a foreign address, a
postal code of no more than 15 characters may be entered into this field.
If the user’s Business Tax Mailing Address is a foreign address, they need to select
the corresponding country from the drop-down list. If their Business Tax Mailing Address
is a U.S. address, the field will be set to the default value “United States” and
cannot be changed.