When Starting a Business, all businesses, including home based businesses, internet businesses, ebay, online web sites,
professional practices, contractors or any other business,
in Arkansas are required to identify their business
with one of two numbers:
Social Security number or an
EIN or employer identification tax id number.
A Social Security
number can be used on all your government tax id number forms and other tax id number official documents, if you are a sole proprietor, but most
small business advisors recommend that you apply for a Federal Tax Id Number (EIN)
and use that number instead.
Here is where you will need to use this federal Tax Id Number : All
corporations, employers, and those that need to use a business Tax Id Number # instead of their SS#, are required to have
it. Also, in tax resale certificates and some other business tax forms , you are required to provide this number.
How to get your Tax Id Number - Tax ID Numbers - How to Apply and Obtain a Tax Id Number
How do I get
tax ID numbers?
business needs its own Tax Id Number. To get a federal
Tax Id Number , state Tax Id Number , or seller's number,
Once the federal government issues you a tax identification number , you will
have to get a state Tax Id Number from Arkansas as
well. Find out more
here, or ask
your lawyer, bookkeeper or accountant to do this for you.
Here's a Few Other Tax Documents and Business Permits You May Need When Starting a Small Business
In Arkansas , If you use a name other than your own
personal name to operate a business, you are legally
required to file a
, also known as a dba (doing business as)
corporation or llc, is probably the best and cheapest insurance for you and your new small business if you want to limit
your civil, tax, and personal liability.
If you buy or sell wholesale or retail in Arkansas and the
goods or items bought or sold are taxable, you need a Reseller License or
If you will hire employees you are required to obtain a federal tax id number (Employer Identification Number EIN) as well as a
Tax Id Number as well (for California).
In most cases, you are required to get an Arkansas or
permit or business License
, even if you are working from
home or you have an online business or selling on ebay- but
note: 99.9 percent of all businesses are required to have
a business License or business tax registration certificate
( both the same).