Posted by Jason-DTX on March 12, 1999 at 23:04:51:
You are right. That’s how this whole thing got started. I sold a property and they made the check out to the trustee since he is on the deed. He went to cash it and they asked for tax id numbers. We gave them the beneficiaries tax id #. Everything was ok until about a year later the bank called and wanted the trustee’s SSN. I didn’t want to give it up since its the beneficiary’s tax problem. They kept demanding the trustee’s SSN so I posted my question.