FEDERAL TAX ID (EIN) NUMBER

Sole Proprietor / Individual

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  • 1 Select Entity Type
  • 2 Complete the Form
  • 3 Submit Application

A Sole Proprietorship is an unincorporated business with one owner who pays personal income tax on profits from the business. With little government regulation, they are the simplest business to set up or take apart, making them popular among individual self contractors or business owners.

Enter information for the Sole Proprietor Owner

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    First Name

    Enter the first name of the individual that owns the business.

    A Sole Proprietorship can only have one owner.

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    Middle Name (Optional)

    Enter the middle initial or name of the individual that owns the business.

    A Sole Proprietorship can only have one owner.

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    Last Name

    Enter the last name of the individual that owns the business.

    A Sole Proprietorship can only have one owner.

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    Title of Owner

    Enter the title of the individual that owns the business.

    For a Sole Proprietorship the title is most commonly Owner b/c the individual applying owns the business.

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    Social Security Number (SSN)

    Enter the SSN of the individual that owns the business.

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    Verify SSN

    Re-enter the SSN of the individual that owns the business to verify it matches the previously entered SSN.

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    Business Name (Optional)

    Enter the DBA or Trade Name of the business.

    The IRS does not require Sole Proprietorships to have a DBA or Trade Name b/c one is not required.

Business Address (No P.O. Boxes)

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    Street Address (No P.O. Boxes)

    Enter the physical street address of the business.

    Warning – The IRS does not accept P.O. Boxes.

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    City

    Enter the city of the business.

    Warning – The IRS does not accept P.O. Boxes.

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    State

    Select the State of the business.

    Warning – The IRS does not accept P.O. Boxes.

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    Zip Code

    Enter the 5-digit postal zip code of the business.

    Warning – The IRS does not accept P.O. Boxes.

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    County

    Enter the County of the business.

    Warning – The IRS does not accept P.O. Boxes. Do not confuse “County” with “Country”.

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    Mailing Address

    Please select "Yes" if your mailing address is different than your physical place of business.

 

Business Information

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    Primary Activity

    Select the option that best describes the principal activity of the business.

    If not listed, select “Other” and enter your activity in the field that will appear.

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    Reason for Applying

    Select one reason that best describes why you are applying for a Tax ID (EIN) Number w/ the IRS.

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    Specific Products/Services

    Enter the specific products/services of the business.

    Example – If you owned a house cleaning business you would enter “house cleaning services”

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    Date Business Started or Acquired

    Enter the startup date of the business or the date business was acquired.

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    Closing Month of Accounting Year

    Select the closing month of the accounting year.

    The IRS most commonly recognizes December as the end of the accounting year, but this is not always the case.

Common Questions

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    General Questions

    Please select yes if this applies to your business.

    The most common answer to this question is No. If you select yes, provide details in the fields that will appear below.

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    General Questions

    Please select yes if this applies to your business.

    The most common answer to this question is No.

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    General Questions

    Please select yes if this applies to your business.

    The most common answer to this question is No.

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    General Questions

    Please select yes if this applies to your business.

    The most common answer to this question is No.

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    General Questions

    Please select yes if this applies to your business.

    The most common answer to this question is No.

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    General Questions

    Please select yes if this applies to your business.

    The most common answer to this question is No.

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    Phone

    Please enter the best phone number for the applicant.

    Our agents will only call you if there is an issue with your application.

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    Email

    Please enter the best email address for the applicant.

    Our agents will send you an email containing your Tax ID / EIN so you can print it out and use it instantly!

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    Verify Email

    Please re-enter the email to verify it matches the previously entered email.

    Our agents will send you an email containing your Tax ID / EIN so you can print it out and use it instantly!


  • Important Note: Please make sure you have provided us with the email address where you would like to receive your IRS EIN (Tax ID) Number because this is the email it will be sent to in a printable format.

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