I have done small lawncare for 5 years now in Missouri, and I graduated college with an Associates and now I am doing this full time for a while, I just want to know if I have most of what I need. I have all the equipment, 3 commercial mowers, 2 Stihl trimmers, 2 Stihl blowers, fully equiped trailer (breaks, 2 gates with lower springs, and all the racks). I have sent in a ficticious name form to register my name. I have Quickbooks set up and as soon as my name is registered, I will go start a new bank account in that name. As soon as it registers, I will also be lettering the trailer and truck. I know that for sole proprietorship you use a 1040 schedule C, but since I'm not selling anything, I didn't know if I needed a Tax ID number or what. I live in the city limits as well but I live with my parents, and there isn't really a building for this business, so do I need any permits or what?