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Do I use my EIN or SSN on 1099-MISC forms?

I am a sole proprietor with no employees. In the past, I've always used my SSN when filing taxes. This year, I am filing some 1099-MISC forms for some contractors I hired, but I don't know whether to use my SSN or EIN on the forms. It seems weird to give people I hired my SSN, but if I use my EIN I'm afraid the IRS will not know it corresponds to my SSN.
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    You can use the EIN.  That's what it is for.  That's why a lot of people get an EIN so they don't give out their ssn on the forms.
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