|what is my tax id
10/21/2012 11:10 AM
| what is my tax id
Starting a new small business online.
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Fort Bend County
Web Based Business
I will not hire any contractors or employees.
| The first thing to do is to get a business tax registration license. Next, get an assumed business name registration because you will need it to open a bank account and order business cards. . In addition, you may need a federal tax ID number if you are a partnership or a corporation or LLC. Then, if you sell any merchandise, you will need a reseller tax ID number. Also note that businesses need an occupational business license regadless of the business structure, that is whether sole owner, LLC or corporation. Also, if the business has more than one member, or you will file a corporation , you will need a federal tax ID number. Finally, Starting a business fist step is to select the tax legal structure. 1. Sole proprietor, 2. Partnership, and 3. Corporation or Limited Liability Company. All small, home based businesses as well as big businesses must choose and register as on of the above. If you decide to hire help, you will need a federal and state ein tax withholding numbers.|
|Q:Do I need to file any paperwork with my state?
A:You will need to obtain a state employer number if you are an employer.
Q:Do businesses have to obtain the taxpayer identification number (TIN) from vendors and keep it somewhere on file??
A:Yes, you will need a form w-9 which is a Request for Taxpayer Identification Number.
Q:I am opening a business and plan to have employees. What license(s) do I need?
A:You will need a busines registration, an ein tax identification number, and a fictitious business name.
|Q:Is there a fee charged to obtain a withholding identification number? |
A:The fee for the state withholding identification number for our service is $79 and for the federal ID $29..
Q:How long does it take to get a withholding tax number?
A:Most applicants registering Online on this site will receive their account number in one to three days. Others will receive their account number within ten business days. If the registration is not filed electronically, it may take up to four weeks. Withholding tax numbers cannot be obtained over the telephone.
Q:If I purchased an existing business, can I use the previous owner’s withholding identification number?
A:No, you must register for a new State and Federal withholding identification number
|Q:How do I know how much State income tax to withhold from my employees’ wages (salary)?|
A:You should use these forms along with the tax tables found in the publication to determine how much income tax should be withheld from each employee’s paycheck.
|Q:What is the significance of a federal ID number ? |
A:IRS acknowledges a Federal Tax ID number or an EIN number as a nine digit number used by businesses or corporations for any taxation related purposes. It thus becomes crucial for any entrepreneur to get a federal tax ID number before he decides to start a business. A tax identification number would be required whenever an owner files a return or makes a deposit.
|Q:Will I also get a copy of my EIN confirmation and number in my email? |
A:You will get a copy by email so you can print it out. It is the official IRS receipt.
Q:Why partnerships need a federal tax id number?
A:When you are a partnership, the partnership must be identified by the federal tax id number.
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|Q:Who Should obtain a federal tax ID number to Form an LLC? |
A: Business owners that will elect to tax the llc as a corporation or llcs that have more than one member they need a federal tax id number to form an LLC.
Q:Do I need to hire an attorney to help me get a federal tax id number?
A: All states let you file a federal tax id number without the help of a lawyer. You may want to consult with one on the other hand that may help you draft the llc agreement and advise you in your particular tax situation..
Q:How will I file my tax return for my business using the federal tax id number?
A: With a federal tax id numbrer, you can elect to be taxes as a sole owner or be taxed as a corporation.
|Q:Can an existing sole proprietorship elect to obtain a federal tax id number?|
A:Yes simply submit an online form here on this site and purchase an LLC filing. We will file the necessary paperwork to obtain the federal tax id number.
Q:What exactly is a federal tax identification number?
A:Primarily it is a tax id number for business income purposes but it can also be used to withhold federal unemployment taxes.
Q:Do I need to sign the federal employer number applicaiton ss4 before you submit it for me ?
A:No, you don't need to sign before we submit it for filing.
Q:What if I want to do business in more than one state. Will I need a federal tax id number for each state?
A:You only need a federal tax ID for each business but not for each state.
Q:Can I use a federal tax id to build credit?
A:You can use a federal tax id with a corporate entity to build corporate credit. If so, you will not have to use your ss#.
Q:What applications need a federal tax ID number?
A:In most states, if you apply for a sales tax ID number, you may need to provide a federal tax ID number as well.
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