tax id

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by elite lawns, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. elite lawns

    elite lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    do you have to have a tax i.d number to mow yards i'm in oklahoma
     
  2. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 551

    I don't believe its necessary if you're registered as a DBA, unless you want bank accounts in the company name
     
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    It's a good idea to have one. First, it's free, and a painless 10 minute phone call to the IRS gets you one. Secondly, if you don't have one, you will have to supply your SS# to some people that you probably don't want knowing that info.
     
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are in business and getting paid for a product or service- YES!!
     
  5. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 433

    WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please try again
     
  6. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    If you have employees, yes, otherwise no but you may as well get one.
     
  7. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    You might as well get one so you can open up a business account and start establishing a business line of credit also.
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Like everyone else has said. You might as well get one. As a sole prop. you can use your ss#, but why?
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    Identity theft is everywhere, computers get hacked all the time. Why would you want to provide your soc # to all your accounts? Do you really know who is going to have access to your information? Get a FEIN !!!!
     
  10. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    You might only be a half step ahead of the law.
     

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