If you operate a business the IRS requires you to obtain an Employee Identification Number or EIN, which is also referred to as your business tax ID number. Each EIN is unique in the same way that your Social Security number is. The number allows the IRS to identify your business and requires you to provide it on all of your tax documents and forms. You need an EIN for your business that employs workers, withholds taxes on the wages and salaries it pays or you operate the business as a corporation or partnership. An EIN number is also necessary for estates, trusts and non-profit organizations, to name just a few. Keep in mind, an EIN is your company’s unique tax payer identifier. Your personal social security number should never be used in relation to your businesses affairs.
For more information on small business taxes, contact a Nevada Corporate Headquarters representative at 1-800-508-1729.