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and a code that identifies it as an SSN (000-00-0000) or EIN (00-0000000). As long as they got that code right, the IRS will interpret the 000000000 as 00-0000000.

I agree, but my 1099 should have printed up in the 00-000000. FWIW I also received a 1099 from the same bank for other accounts with the correct number. That's one of the reasons I caught the error. All the accounts should have had the same #.

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