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A Federal Tax ID is a number proivded by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used to identify your business for tax filings and other business purposes. Be advised that you are applying for a Federal Tax ID, NOT a state tax ID.
An EIN is an Employer Identification Number. A TIN is a Tax Identification Number. These are just alternate names for a Federal Tax ID.
To file for your Federal Tax ID, you can complete a SS-4 form and send it to the IRS. This can often take hours and be riddled with mistakes which cost you more time and money.
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In most cases, you need to have a Tax ID if ANY of the following are true:
- You need to pay business taxes.
- You have one or more employees.
- You want to open a business bank account.
- You want to start a line of business credit.
- You form an LLC, Corporation, or Partnership.
Sole Proprietor / Individual
A sole proprietor is one individual who owns a company that is not incorporated or registered with the state as a limited liability company (LLC). Sole proprietors may or may not have employees.
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- The business does not exist separately from the owner.
- The risks of business apply to the individual's personal assets, including those not used for the business.
- The sole proprietor reports business income on his or her individual tax return.
An unincorporated organization with two or more members is generally classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes if its members carry on a trade, business, financial operation, or venture and divide its profits. However, a joint undertaking merely to share expenses is not a partnership. For example, co-ownership of property maintained and rented or leased is not a partnership unless the co-owners provide services to the tenants.
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- Partners can be individuals, corporations, trusts, estates, and other partnerships.
- Each partner contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business.
- A partnership does not pay tax on its income, but "passes through" any profits or losses to its partners. Partners must include partnership items on their tax
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
A limited liability company (LLC) is a structure allowed by state statute and is formed by filing articles of organization with the state.
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A trust is a legal entity that is created under state law and is taxed under federal law. The trust can be created to perform one act or a series of acts.
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Church Controlled Organization
A church-controlled organization is a branch of a church, including a men's or women's group, a religious school, a mission society, or a youth group.
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Other / Non-Profit
Non-profit organizations include corporations, trusts, limited liability companies, and unincorporated associations that qualify for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 501(a) as described in Publication 557 (Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization).
Non-profit organizations include: public charities, private foundations, educational organizations, employee associations, veteran's organizations, business leagues, state-chartered credit unions, child care organizations, and teachers' retirement fund associations. This list is not all-inclusive.
Sole proprietors and partnerships cannot be considered for tax-exempt status. For-profit organizations cannot be considered for tax-exempt status.
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Personal Service Corporation
A personal service corporation is a person or group of people who establish a legal entity by filing articles of incorporation with the state's secretary of state granting it certain legal powers, rights, privileges, and liabilities. A personal service corporation is an organization in which the activity involves the performance of services in the field of health, law, engineering, architecture, accounting, actuarial science, performing arts, or consulting.
In a personal service corporation, substantially all of the stock is owned by the employees who perform the services. A personal service corporation sells its ideas or expertise rather than tangible goods. A personal service corporation is not a sole proprietor or partnership.
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A corporation is a legal entity established by a charter granting it certain legal powers, rights, privileges, and liabilities. A corporation can be established by a person or group of people with a charter from the state's secretary of state. After a corporation is created, it becomes its own entity and generally has an indefinite lifespan.
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A corporation is a person or group of people who establish a legal entity by filing articles of incorporation with the state's secretary of state granting it certain legal powers, rights, privileges, and liabilities. An S corporation is an eligible domestic corporation that wants to avoid double taxation (once to the shareholders and again to the corporation) by electing this status using Form 2553 (Election by a Small Business Corporation).
Generally, an S corporation is exempt from federal income tax other than tax on certain capital gains and passive income. An S corporation is not a sole proprietor or partnership.
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An estate (or decedent estate) or succession is a legal entity created as a result of a person's death. The estate consists of the real estate and/or personal property of the deceased person. The estate pays any debts owed by the decedent, and distributes the balance of the estate's assets to the beneficiaries of the estat
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