EIN or Social Security Number
|joanbergst 90 posts almost 12 years ago||
Social Security Card or EIN number
You will need a social security card or employer identification number (EIN). If you are uncomfortable faxing over your Social Security number (which I think you should be) to a signing company or any other potential client, you can apply for an EIN and use it in place of your Social Security Number.
An employer identification number (EIN), also known as a Tax ID number, is a nine-digit number that the IRS assigns to business entities. The IRS uses this number to identify taxpayers that are required to file various business tax returns. Employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations, trusts and estates, government agencies, certain individuals and other business entities use EINS.
Apply as a sole proprietor!
In addition, the IRS website is http://www.irs.gov/ . Complete the SS-4 at the prompt for Forms and Publications and you can instantly get your new number. Everyone in our industry accepts these EIN numbers as a Tax Payer I.D. Just remember most companies will not pay you without one of these numbers forwarded to a signing or title company.