Question: How can I get a free tax id number
Here is what tax ids you are legally are required to get for in Columbus, GA.
IMPORTANT: Requirments below include Web based, Online, Websites, Home or eBay Businesses)
Here is a list of tax number ids you need to start your own Columbus small company.
All Businesses that use a business name to trade that is other than the surname and first name of a sole proprietor or a fictitious business name other than the LLC or Corporation legal name need a(n) Columbus-Muscogee County DBA ( doing business as ) fictitious business name.
In addition you will need a federal and a state EIN if you will hire employees. I.e. a GA Federal Tax Id Number and a(n) GA State Employer Tax Number
Instead of filing a fictitious business name DBA Filing in Columbus, Incorporate in GA or form a(n) GA LLC
Actually there is not just one but four tax ID numbers. First there is a general business tax registration
ID. Second there is a state reseller number. Third there is a state EIN number and a federal EIN number.
New businessess whether home or other types will need a general tax registration that could be a business permit and or license. Sole proprietors just need that plus perhaps a registration of a business name certificate if in fact the business is using an assumed business name. E.g. if the business is called "Superior Medical Billing" it will need to file a DBA. Other than that employer sole owners will need both a federal ein and a state ein and if selling any type of widgets such as items on eBay or Etsy will need a state reseller number also called a seller ID or resale number. In addition if the new business whether home business online or commercial location it will need to file a DBA doing business as certificate if in fact is doing business and using a trade name. Corporations and LLCs need the business tax registration license and a federal tax ID number.