A Business always has one or more Orders. Orders can be added to a Business through two API endpoints: at the time of business creation through the business creation endpoint, and after a business has completed through the order creation endpoint. Each Order you create on a Business has a product attribute which specifies a Middesk product you want fulfilled for your submitted business. Additional Orders can be added to a Business after the Business has completed through the Orders endpoint.

If you don't specify any Orders when you create a Business, Middesk will assume that you are requesting an Identity order, and a TIN Order if you've submitted a TIN.

If you do specify Orders when you create a Business you'll need to make sure that the requirements for the submitted order types are satisfied (e.g. Documents orders require an Identity order to be present as well; the requirements for each order type are specified below).

There are currently four types of Orders: Identity, TIN, Documents, and Liens. Documents and Liens orders require that your account is configured to allow such orders. Contact Sales to inquire about access to these products.

Property

Type

Description

product

string

The type of order. May be tin, identity, documents, or liens.

Identity Order

An Identity Order will allow for fetching of SOS (Secretary of State) Registrations, scraping websites, and generating a full Identity report. If an Order is not specified when creating a business, an Identity Order will be created by default.

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Identity Order Requirements

A Business must have an address to qualify for an Identity Order.

Document Order

A Document Order will order SOS Documents for a Business. This type of Order is dependent upon an Identity Order and can be ordered at the time of Business creation, or after an Identity Order has been completed for the Business.

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Document Order Requirements

A Business must have an Identity Order in order to qualify for a Document Order.

TIN Order

A TIN Order only requires the name and tin of a Business and verifies if the submitted Business name matches the name associated with the TIN. This Order type can be ordered during Business creation or after a Business has been completed. If an Order is not specified when creating a business and a TIN has been provided, a TIN Order will be created by default.

For more information about the responses of a TIN Order, see Employer Identification Number

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TIN Order Requirements

A Business must have a TIN to qualify for a TIN Order.

Lien Order

A Lien Order will order a search for active liens associated with a Business in the state in which the Business is registered. This type of Order is dependent upon an Identity Order and can be ordered at the time of Business creation, or after an Identity Order has been completed for the Business.

For more information about the responses of a Lien Order, see Lien.

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Lien Order Requirements

A Business must have an Identity Order in order to qualify for a Lien Order.