how to get a tax id

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jeff_0, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    right now my business taxes go under my social security number and i wanted to get a seperate tax id for my business and wanted to know how to go about this
  2. Awilkinson

    Awilkinson LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 96

    I just did the same thing. There is one form to fill out, my accountant had it and took care of it. It takes about 2 weeks to get the number back. If you do your own books, you can still call any accountant and they can prepare it. Generally runs $20 for the preparation. good luck!
  3. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    you can do it yourself over the phone if you don't mind holding for a while. It is an easy form to fill out. go to and print out the SS-4 form which is to apply for an employee identification # . this is all you need to submit. I did mine over the phone and I got it in about 20 minutes

    hope this helps you

    swing blade
  4. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    fill it out online at their website :):blob2:
  5. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    i printed out the form but it doesn't say where i need to send it.. what was the number that u used to do it over the phone?

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