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How to Get a Tax ID Number

How to Get a Tax ID Number    

How to Get a Tax ID Number

Here's how to get a tax ID number.

There are four tax ID numbers:

1. Business Tax ID Number, which can be an EIN, a Sales Tax ID Number or A Business Tax Registration Number

2. An Ein Number, which is an Employer Tax ID Number and could be a federal EIN or a State EIN

3. Federal Tax ID, IRS Tax ID Number - Federal Tax ID Number, which could be an EIN and/or a Business Tax ID Number

4. Business Tax ID or Tax Registration

A. Business Tax ID Number

A business tax ID number is required for all businesses.  For example, Paul and Mary fall in love, get married and buy a house. Then they decide to start a business selling cangaroo backpacks from home. I.e., they start it  with a website with a home office online from home. Thus, it is purely a home based business with an internet presence selling merchandise.  In such a case, he will need to obtain the necessary licensing. One of these is a business tax ID that all businesses must have.  If Paul and Mary decide to go into business as husband and wife or just as a sole proprietor, they must either obtain a federal tax ID number or use their social security number as a business tax ID number.   If they will register the business as a partnership, LLC, or corporation, they must use the federal tax ID number as a business tax ID number.  Thus, that would be their business tax ID number.

B. EIN Number

1. Federal EIN

An EIN Number, which is an Employer Tax ID Number and could be a federal EIN or a State EIN.  EIN stands fro Employer Identification Number and it is only for employers. So, continuing on the above example, if Paul and Mary decide to hire employees, or one or both of them is registered and paid as an employee of their own company, the company would be an Employer. An employer must obtain both a federal EIN number and state employer EIN number.  Here's where it might get a little confusing.  A Federal EIN can be use both as an EIN and as a business tax ID number, whereas, a state EIN can only be use as an employer identification number.

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 Federal Tax ID Number

 A Federal Tax ID, or IRS Tax ID Number / Federal Tax ID Number could be an EIN and/or a Business Tax ID Number.   Most federal agencies, will ask small businesses for a "Federal Tax ID Number" or "Employer Identification Number (EIN)," or your social security number if you apply as a sole owner proprietor.  A federal tax ID number is used as an employer number and as a business tax ID number as well as the following:

Do you have employees?You need it.
Do you operate your business as a corporation, LLC, or a partnership?You need it.
Do you file any of these tax returns: Employment, Excise, or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?You need it.
Do you withhold taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien?You need it.
Do you have a Keogh plan?You need it.

Are you involved with any of the following types of organizations?

  • Trusts, except certain grantor-owned revocable trusts, IRAs, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Returns

  • Estates

  • Real estate mortgage investment conduits

  • Non-profit organizations

  • Farmers' cooperatives

  • Plan administrators
You need it.

2. State EIN

A state employer Identification Number SEIN is required only if you will hire employees.  Essentially, there are two main state tax ID numbers: A State EIN and a State Sales Tax ID number.  The latter is issued to wholesalers, retailers as a retail tax ID number and or wholesale / resale tax ID number.


C. Business Tax ID Number (Sales Tax ID Number)

 sales tax ID number  is also called a wholesale License or ID number that you need if you sell or lease taxable equipment and or merchandise.   You can buy or sell wholesale or retail with this number.  AKA resale ID, seller's permit, reseller license etc.

A Seller's Permit is ALSO CALLED a resale ID, wholesale ID, retail ID, re-seller's license, state sales tax ID, tax ID, resale number, resale certificate, or vendor's license).  You will need it to buy or sell wholesale and sell in small amounts (retail).

D.  A Business Tax Registration ID Number

Every business must be identified by a business tax ID, which is either a federal tax ID number or a sole owner's social security.  

Sole owners may use a
 Federal Tax ID as a business tax ID if they want.

A federal tax ID is also a federal employer tax ID and can be used to pay federal employment tax. If an employer, a business must also get a state employer tax ID Number.

Other than the above, there is another type of tax registration that has a tax number.  It is called a 
business license or permit or a home occupation permit and all business must get this one as well.

Thus, businesses are required to get a Business tax id, like  a 
Federal Tax ID and a  tax registration business license.

Obtaining a business tax id registration license is a separate business tax registration type as opposed to a federal tax ID that can be used as a business tax ID at the federal level.

  There are 4 Business Tax ID Numbers.  A federal tax ID number (Federal EIN), a State Employer (State EIN) Tax ID Number, a State Sales Tax ID Number ( seller's permit / wholesale license), and a Business Tax Registration ID (Business License).

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Here Are The Tax  ID Number(s) & Other Registrations Required When Starting a Business

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
Asked on: 3/30/2018 11:13 PM
i need money to get started  I live in Hawaii, I have a lunch trailer am I still required to register
I have a very small lunch trailer and need to know what it will take for it to be legal
I won't be stationary and just drive through for short period of time
What do I need to start a food trailer in Osceola county Florida
no, im just trying to get a quote for liscensing in the state of indiana to run a food truck business, would you be able to help?
Hello, just looking about starting a food truck or trailer in mobile, al
3/30/2018 11:13 PM
Asked on: 3/30/2018 11:11 PM
WAT DO I NEED 2 GET TAX ID NUMBERMy husband is starting a remodeling company
Me and my cousin will start the business. What do we need LLC, or DBA?
Hello. I have recently formed an LLC in Washington State. My business includes the remodeling of condos. Do I need to pay sales tax on materials or subcontracted services associated with the remodeling effort or does supplying my UBI number to the supplier exempt me from paying them the sales tax?
Yes. Do contractors need a sales tax license and collect sales tax on their projects?Construction - painting, remodeling, dry wall, etc.
Hello, I need to know the process and the cost to get a remodeling license for a coffee shop.
I am looking for info on what I need to start a ground keeping business that also provides window cleaning and small handyman services like drywall repair stucco repair no building or remodeling
3/30/2018 11:11 PM

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: 12/3/2017 1:38 AM
What type of insurance would I need if any at allMy husband and his family are looking to lease property for hunting. We are obtaining insurance as part of the lease agreement and wondered if they should form an LLC with a Hunting Club Name We are not a business, there will be no income;

they will be paying to lease property to hunt I am a vendor I will like to get a permit for me to sell at the city of glendale in arizona I have my tax and license my businesses name is elotes el Chapo. I am insured and bonded I need a help because I been having problem with couple of city police that they always want to kick me out and I have a license so I want to know how can I get a sidewalk license What kind of insurance do I need for a business run from my home?

I need the tax id number for D'esopo Funeral Chapel for an life insurance policy form. What all license do I need to get to clean oilfield trailers in NM and tx I have State lixense So right now it's just 2 of us but eventually hoping to have people under us I do have a business.

its Above and Beyond Ok so it's 2 of us for now no-one working for us yet so which would be better the dba or the llc I need help getting my business started, I have everything I need to get it goingHi, Im in MN.

Looking for business license for selling/buying wholesale what a guided travel business where we take people on vacations like seniors or people with disabilities? Where can I find a business license for that in the state of MN?

12/3/2017 1:38 AM
Asked on: 12/3/2017 1:38 AM
do I nee a llc to sell crafts and photo's craftsI am making home crafts to sell at crafts show. Do I need a vendors license?  Hi.

Iā€™m selling craft items at a craft fair. How do I get permit. Thank you I plan to sell my home made crafts, vintage jewewlry, homedecor and on Ebay and local fairs.

What kind of licenses do I need for Texas? If is sole proprietorship, do I need a another Tax ID, other than my own SS number?

12/3/2017 1:38 AM
Asked on: 11/6/2017 10:56 PM
Hi..I am starting a business onky selling once or twice a year for  shows..and I am opening Hi I want to know if I want sellon beach or plaza what I have to apply.

Do you mean we do not need to go county clerk to apply one how can I get a permit in Maricela county want to start a home basedhair productsbusiness in northern Virginia how do I start a group home for people with disabilities?

Hello, can i sell in my hair salon to my client hair products? I trying to select my legal structure as sole proprietor.
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