Tax Guru-Ker$tetter Letter
Tuesday, May 01, 2001
Federal ID Number -
As most of know, to Big Brother, we are just a number. For individuals, our Social Security Number (SSN) is our lifetime identification and we can't do much of anything without it. For corporations and other businesses, a similar number is necessary, a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). It has the same number of digfits (9) as a SSN and should be used for such things as opening bank accounts.
You can find almost any federal tax form on the IRS web site. However, to speed up the process, I have started posting some of the most frequently used forms on my site. If you have a new corporation or other new business (except for a Schedule C Sole Proprietorship), you can access a PDF version, including instructions & IRS addresses here.