Post # 1
I know this is a really newbie question but I start a new job soon and will need to give my bank details and tax number to my employer.
How do I present this information? Do I type it up on a word document and print it? I have a bank statement I thought about ripping the top off with all the details lol but I don’t know what would look professional.
Any help would be appreciated, I just want it to look as professional as possible. What do you all do when you start a new job?
Post # 3
@andromeda1087: If you go into your bank, they will print you a form with your checking account and routing number. You can give them that. Not sure if they can print the tax ID? Ask. If not just neatly write it on the printed page.
Post # 4
Everywhere I’ve worked gives a form from their company to fill out all of the necessary information. SO’s jobs have all been the same way as well!
Post # 5
A void cheque should work just fine.
Post # 6
Thanks for the helpful responses ladies!
I didnt know about getting a print out from the bank or getting a void cheque thanks! I do hope they have a form though, it’s highly likely that they might as its a government department.
I’ve never actually had to think about this stuff before as this is my first serious job since graduating. For all my student part time jobs I just gave my details out on a piece of paper lol.
Post # 7
You should ask your new employer. Most of the time they have their own form for you to fill out. Some companies just ask to bring a void personal check (you write “VOID” on your check) because your check should have the bank name, your name, address, account number, and the routing number. That’s all your company needs.
Post # 8
Agree with above posts. If you are in the US your tax ID is your Social Security number, usually only businesses and I think some non-US citizens who are legally allowed to work have tax IDs, but I am by no means an expert!
I’ve had maybe 7 jobs in 18 years and it was always a form. I keep a check in my wallet “just in case” so I get the numbers there, but if you don’t have checks (I know some people who don’t) your bank can give you this info. I can get mine from their website when logged in, though I have to click a little sidebar “show account info” type link. Which is what I do at tax time for the refund info since I’m already online anyhow and not near my wallet and my poor check book gets no love… it languishes in our other room as I only use it for bulk discount bus passes :).
Don’t stress! Even if you have to ask your employer how they want it just shows you haven’t had a million jobs :). Good luck!
Post # 9
wait… why?! The most I’ve ever had to do is give them a void check (so they have the account number and routing number for direct deposit…) why do they want your info?
Post # 10
@oracle: Oh by information I just meant my bank account account number and tax /social security number I don’t think they want anything else 🙂
Post # 11
Others are correct in that they should have forms or may ask for a check (voided for direct deposit). For the San if this is in the us you will need 1-2 forms of id for the w2 form single id is passport otherwise like drivers license and social security card is good. They will probably just make a copy for their IRS forms and worker documentation.
Best of luck