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Getting-your-business-tax-identification-number 2/16/2012 12:00 AM  

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: 3/24/2023 7:49 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.
3/24/2023 7:49 PM
A: Yes, you need a business license and a sales tax ID number.You may need a business license or permit to sell vegetables online and buy wholesale in South Carolina. The requirements for online selling include several types of business licenses and permits.
Asked on: 3/24/2023 7:48 PM

Do I need a business license to purchase rental properties in AR.
3/24/2023 7:48 PM

Yes, you need an EIN and a business license. you will need to pay property taxes and may need to obtain a general business license or permit for any business, including a short-term rental.
Asked on: 3/24/2023 7:48 PM
By: hooked for life
Q: I need our tax ID number. I am an LLC, been in business for 14 years .... I provide services, martial arts training.... I am contemplating selling health supplements...... what would I need? Furthermore, I am a martial arts academy. I have a tax ID, and I am an LLC. I was offered the possibility of selling supplements on contingency in my academy. Furthermore, I realize that I will need a retail permit $ to deal with new taxes. Also, I am not sure if this is all worth it. I am in NJ
3/24/2023 7:48 PM

A: You need an EIN, a seller's permit, and a business license. Read more below.As an LLC martial arts academy in NJ, you will need to meet the FDA regulations for selling dietary supplement products under the Supplement Health and Education Act of 19941. You will also need to have a retail permit to deal with new taxes,
Asked on: 8/11/2021 12:15 AM
What is S corporation I am trying to find out what website I go on to pay for my permit, I have inspection on Monday. I have an EIN and business license, 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 away, they say ID my city require a ton a paper work? WHAT LICENSES SHOULD I APPLY FOR A HOT DOG CART I have a small business, what does it take to sell kratom out of my store?
8/11/2021 12:15 AM

1.  Yes, you need a resale permit to buy the materials wholesale.

2.  Yes, you need a business license to cut grass.

3.  to sell Kratom, you need all licensing like any business. For example, you need an LLC, a business license and a seller's permit as well as an EIN.
Asked on: 8/11/2021 12:13 AM
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. Furthermore, I don't 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.

8/11/2021 12:13 AM

Yes, you need a kennel license, but this operation should be run as a non-profit corporation. You will still need the licenses as well as an EIN, and you can obtain all these here on this site.
Asked on: 8/11/2021 12:11 AM
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 a short period of time.

  What do I need to start a food trailer in Osceola County, Florida no, I'm just trying to get a quote for licensing 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.
8/11/2021 12:11 AM

For your launch trailer, you will need all licensing like any business.  For example, a business license, a seller's and a DBA.  However, in your case, you also need a health inspection.
Asked on: 3/22/2021 8:16 PM
WHAT DO I NEED 2 GET TAX ID NUMBER My husband is starting a remodeling company. My cousin and I 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.
3/22/2021 8:16 PM


Yes, for remodeling, you need a sales tax ID also called a seller's permit to buy the materials wholesale.  Of course, as a construction remodeling business, you need a DBA, LLC,  or corporation, as well as a business license.  As you asked, yes, an LLC is better than filing a DBA.
Asked on: 3/22/2021 8:13 PM
By: Jullie
What type of licensing do I need as a jewelry shop?
3/22/2021 8:13 PM

Yes, for sole proprietorship, if you sell jewelry,  you need a sales tax ID also called a seller's permit.  Of course, as a jewelry business, you need a DBA, LLC,  or corporation, as well as a business license.  
Asked on: 3/22/2021 8:10 PM
Do I need an LLC to sell crafts and photo's crafts. I am making home crafts to sell at crafts show? Do I need a vendor's license? 

Iā€™m selling craft items at a craft fair. How do I get a permit. Thank you I plan to sell my homemade crafts, vintage jewelry, home decor and on eBay and local fairs.

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

3/22/2021 8:10 PM

Yes, for sole proprietorship, if you sell merchandise crafts,  you need a sales tax ID also called a seller's permit.  Of course, as a salon business, you need a DBA, LLC,  or corporation, as well as a business license.  
Asked on: 3/22/2021 8:04 PM
By: Sally
Hi, I am starting a business in KY selling once or twice a year for  shows,  and I am opening I want to know if I want sell on beach or plaza what I have to apply.

  Do you mean we do not need to go  apply one how can I get a permit in Maricela county want to start a home based hair products business 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'm trying to select my legal structure as sole proprietor.
3/22/2021 8:04 PM

Yes, if you sell merchandise hair products, from the salon or  in beach or plaza,  you need a sales tax ID also called a seller's permit.  Of course, as a salon business, you need a DBA, LLC,  or corporation, as well as a business license.  A salon business or the hairdressers that rent booths are independent contractor businesses, so you also need an EIN.
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