As Tax Day 2020 approaches, some self-employed individuals might need a Tax ID number. You can find out if you need one with a six-question IRS survey.
A Tax ID number, also known as an EIN number, is an ID number issued by the IRS to identify small businesses for tax purposes.
To get a Tax ID number, you can speak with your accountant or bank, call the IRS directly, fill out a form and mail it to the IRS, or apply online.
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