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Tax Id Number Information:

Here's how to get your tax id number to start your small business.

If you are running a business that sells goods, you already know what a tax ID number is and may even already have one for your internet eBusiness.  For new eBusiness owners you need one and here's how to obtain one for your new business.

  A Federal Tax ID number is also called an Employer Identification Number (EIN), and is an identifying number assigned to businesses by the IRS. It is used to identify your business for federal and state agencies that regulate businesses, for home and Online or land based businesses.



Do I Need a Tax Identification Number?

Generally, any business that offers goods for sale, that are taxed, must get a business tax ID number. If the state your business is located in taxes services, or if you collect sales taxes, you will most likely need a tax ID number. As mentioned above, many agencies will require either a social security number or a tax ID number.

Almost any business that has employees or pays taxes will need a business tax ID. Generally, you should obtain one. It’s simple and easy to get.

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You Need The Following  Tax Id Numbers:

  1.  All businesses need a business tax id registration number also called a business license.
  2. All businesses that want to buy wholesale ( i.e., buy without paying taxes), or sell retail and collect taxes,  need a State Sales Tax Id Number also called a seller's permit or resale tax id number.
  3. All businesses that have employees, need a federal tax id number ( also called an irs number) and a state employer tax id number.
  4. All businesses are advised to get a federal tax id number and use it as a business id number.  Note that a federal tax id number is also a federal employer number as well as a business id number.
  5. All corporations, partnerships, and llcs, are required to get a federal tax id number to use as a business tax id ( though, even sole proprietors can use it as a business tax id number if they so choose).

  Many merchant account holding banks, business account banks and other financial institutions require a tax ID in order to open an account with them. Tax ID’s can also keep your social security information private because same business to business suppliers that want a tax ID will also accept personal social security and banking information and it is used unless the business has a business tax ID.


How Do I Obtain a Tax Identification Number?

The best, and quickest way to obtain your business tax ID is to contact us or call for more information on how to obtain your tax ID.

The form you will need to complete and return is available here online. The form can be accessed and filled out in one of four ways by either downloading the form and sending it via fax, mail, by phone or applying via the Web.

 Apply by Phone:

  • Business owners can also obtain a tax ID by calling the Business Tax Line,  between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday. A phone representative takes the information, assigns the tax ID, and provides the number over the telephone.

Apply by Mail:

  • It akes the longest between 3 - 4 weeks to receive via mail once the Form has been completed and mailed to the address.

Getting Your Tax Id Number

 Apply Online to Get You Tax Id:

  • The Online tax ID application.
  • Instructions for filling out the form can be accessed ... click on the order link.
Asked on: 12/13/2019 7:47 PM
I am a Minister, do I get any special tax breaks
12/13/2019 7:47 PM
True if you have a non profit.
Asked on: 12/13/2019 7:46 PM
I am not selling anything, just need a business license for a handyman business
12/13/2019 7:46 PM
Ok, you also need an EIN.
Asked on: 12/13/2019 7:45 PM
By: bolton landscaping and removal
I am therapist, I will be billing clients for services rendered. I will not be selling anything tangible. I will charge a fee for service. I do have a name for my business if I can do this without too much of a hassle. If it is more simple, I can just use my name.
12/13/2019 7:45 PM
Therapist may fall within personal services and may be taxable in your state and so you may need a sales tax id number.  Other than that, you will need a federal tax ID EIN, a business license and if having a trade name, an LLC, DBA, or corporation but you said you will use your own personal name.
Asked on: 12/13/2019 7:43 PM
By: Nita
Me and my partner owned a business together, can both of our names go on the federal tax id?
12/13/2019 7:43 PM
No, just the principal officer of a corporation or the general partner of a partnership.

Either one can put his or her name.

You can obtain a tax id here online.

Click on this link,

submit your business info,

select your tax ids, and 

we will send it to you by 

email or reg. mail.
Asked on: 12/13/2019 7:40 PM
Do I have to pay anything if my website does not do anything within the year.As I am looking, it seems as though I can use a federal EIN#, is that accurate?
12/13/2019 7:40 PM
Yes, you can use a federal id as an employer, independent contractor, llc, or corporation, partnership, or sole owner.
Asked on: 11/15/2018 10:57 PM
Q: i am research a business and need to validate the business Do I need a business license  to sale on online and buy wholesale what do I need?I planning to sell vegetable do I need a business permit or license in the of SC.
11/15/2018 10:57 PM
A: Yes, you need a business license and a sales tax id number.
Asked on: 11/15/2018 10:51 PM

Do I need a business license to purchase rental properties in.
11/15/2018 10:51 PM

Yes, you need an EIN and a business license.
Asked on: 11/15/2018 10:51 PM
By: hooked for life

i need our tax id number. I am an LLC, been in business 14 years .... i provide a service , martial art training.... i am contemplating selling health supplements...... what would I need ?i am a martial art academy. I have a tax ID and I am an LLC. I was offered the possibility of selling supplements on contingency in my academy. I realize that I will need a retail permit $ deal with new taxes. I am not sure if this is all worth it. I am in NJ
11/15/2018 10:51 PM

A: You need an EIN, a seller's permit, and a business license. Read more below.
Asked on: 3/30/2018 11:15 PM
What is S corporation I am trying to fibd out what website i go on to to pay for my permit, i have inspection ob monday
I have an ein and business licence, what else do I need?
do i need a business license for a seller or resale permit?
do i need a license if i am cutting grass and hauling it awa
they sa id my city require a ton a paper work WHAT LICENSES SHOILD I APPLY FOR FOR A HOT DOG CART
i have a small business what does it take to sell kratom out of my store?
3/30/2018 11:15 PM
Asked on: 3/30/2018 11:14 PM
This is for rescued injured small dogs. I would be paying all expenses for I rescued or injured dogs, and only be reimbursed once the dog was ready for new adopted homes. Do I need a kennel license if I own two champion female dogs and two old neutered female dogs and one male dog? And once a year have a litter of puppies and sell them.
hi am interested in selling some pups from breeding my dogs
I know .. I see only 2 dogs per home... I have 9...that I have had for several years..
I dont want to breed as most of my dogs are fixed..I just want to be able to keep them if i buy a home down there..
3/30/2018 11:14 PM
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