14 Apr 2014

Stay in Banking Compliance by Obtaining TIN’s and Submitting W-9’s in CaseLink Web

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Easily Complete TIN’s and W-9’s in CaseLink Web

Only One Click Away

BMS | CaseLink Web http://www.bmsadvantage.com/chapter7bankruptcy/caselink-webStay in compliance with banking regulations by ensuring that your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is applied for and that your W-9’s are submitted. TIN’s are needed prior to to making any banking transactions, including writing checks and conducting wire transfers.

TIN’s are applied for on a per case basis, allowing only one TIN per case. In situations such as successor cases, you may try to apply for an additional TIN when the original cannot be located. Performing your due diligence in obtaining the existing cases TIN will help in avoiding trying to consolidate multiple TINs. You can apply for TIN’s for individual Chapter 7 cases through your CaseLink Office software. For Corporate Restructuring clients, we recommend applying through the IRS website.

NOTE: Aim to get all TIN and W-9 paperwork completed and turned in within the first week of opening an account.

Apply for Insta-TIN in CaseLink Web

You can quickly and easily apply for TIN’s using your CaseLink Web software.

First, choose your case from the CaseLink Web portlet homepage under Recent Cases.


In the case view, locate Accounts in the fish eye. Under Accounts, choose Open New Account. 


From the Open New Account screen, choose the Account Type and Account Name. Next, click Open Account.


NOTE: For Corporate Restructuring clients, we recommend applying through the IRS website. 

Your TIN is now being processed by Rabobank. Remember, TIN’s can take up to 3 business days to be processed. Make sure to wait for your TIN to appear before applying for another one. Remember, only one TIN can be assigned per case. If you try to reapply through CaseLink Web or the IRS.gov website you run the risk of receiving multiple TINs.  If multiple numbers have been assigned, you will have to contact the IRS to consolidate your TINs .

Activate eSign for W-9’s in CaseLink Web

The final step in this process is signing your W-9’s. Before you can sign your W-9, a TIN must be assigned to you. Once a TIN has been assigned, you can submit your W-9, granting you access to accounts so that you may transfer funds and write checks.

W-9 signatures can be easily submitted using eSign in your CaseLink Web software. Electronic signatures make the process of setting up new accounts quick and easy.

To activate eSign on the Global Toolbar, go to Banking and choose e-Sign W-9’s from the drop down list.


When the Electronic W-9 Signing window populates, check the Unsigned W-9’s you need to sign. Once complete, click Sign W-9.


If you have any questions about applying for Insta-TIN or e-Signing your W-9’s, please contact the BMS Banking Center via email or call 800-634-7734 ext. 8.