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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jdmcat, Jan 15, 2008.
if you're not going to have employees, can you still get an EIN?
Yes you have to get one for banking purposes. You cant put business checks in a personal account.
If your "NOT" going to have employees and are structured as a "Sole Proprietor" then you are "NOT" required to obtain an EIN as your social security number works in place of a EIN.
If your business structure is "LLC", "Corp", "S-Corp" or "Sole Proprietor with employees" then you "WILL" need to obtain the EIN number from the IRS.
As Wells said you don't need one but unless you like giving out your social security # to everyone you do work for, I would get one www.irs.gov
Wells is correct.
I agree with Wells, you can just use your SS#.
When I was a Sole Prop I had an EIN. Easier and more professional than social #, IMO.
thanks everyone, thats what i thought but wasn't sure
If I'm not mistaken, if you have an EIN but no employees, you'll need to file form 944 annually instead of 941 quarterly. I also think when you get apply for your number they automatically tag you as a 941 filer so you need to make sure to request a change.
Yes. go online and apply for your EIN. It is essential for banking purposes.