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How dofficult it is to get a tax id in U.S.?

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  1. bennyb

    bennyb Regular Member

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    Good evening .

    I am thinking about getting me a taxpayer ID to use when I apply for CPA networks.
    How difficult it is to get one and do I have to register company if I want a taxpayer ID?

    I live in USA

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  2. thatsgreat2345

    thatsgreat2345 Newbie

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    Why not just use your SS# since you live in the US. ITIN's are for foreigners.
    If you want to get an EIN you can apply for one online and get it immediately if I'm not mistaken, just google it or go to the IRS website.
     
  3. zolcsi68

    zolcsi68 Regular Member

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    if you have ssn you can not get itin. For ein you must have company. You can get itin but you must first make taxreturn. If you use accountant they get you for about $300 and take about 6 week.
     
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    Jayemdae Newbie

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    It's actually very easy, but only companies can get EINs. You simply need to "form a company". This could be a partnership, LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, etc. A partnership would be the easiest and cheapest but you need a partner (significant other?). Once you've formed the company, you simply submit the right paperwork and receive your EIN. I've done it several times and it's always been quick and painless.

    FYI for those wondering - A Sole Proprietorship can have an EIN, but only if it has at least one employee (not the owner).
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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  6. PhilthyMcspew

    PhilthyMcspew Junior Member

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    It's a very simple process once you've a formed corporation or LLC. Legalzoom ftw if you haven't already set one up. Once you have your business entity established you can file for your EIN online but I've noticed there always seems to be an issue with online filing every time I've tried that method.

    Almost as easy to just apply over the phone, which is what I've done. Just download an SS-4 form and fill it out so you have the answers ready. You don't want a testy IRS agent on the other end of the line assigning your EIN. Then...

    Apply By EIN Toll-Free Telephone Service
    Taxpayers can obtain an EIN immediately by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. An assistor takes the information, assigns the EIN, and provides the number to an authorized individual over the telephone. Note: International applicants must call (267) 941-1099 (Not a toll-free number).
     
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    hardybents Regular Member

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    There are attys that can incorporate you pretty cheap. A possibly may be to incorporate as a single member LLC in FL. No personal state tax, no corp tax. The atty can act as a reg agent, just get a po box or there are companies that will give you an address, or just use the attys. FL is to attorneys like hotdogs are to lips and assholes, there full of them.
     
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    ooodaveb Junior Member

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    No need to incorporate or form partnerships. Go down to the county and file a fictitious name (DBA) for yourself and voila you have a name you can use. It's like $10 to do.

    John Smith can file fictitious name (Blah Blah Services) and then you can use that to file for EIN. EIN is free.

    When filing EIN say you're sole proprietorship and tell them where it's registered (county, State).

    Although it's probably smarter to register LLC for liability purposes normally around $100, you can act as your own registered agent if you register in your home state and formation documentations are freely available on the net.
     
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