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    Default How do you get a Tax ID number?

    And what does it do for you anyways? I am wanting to set up a t-shirt site going and am trying to figure what's what in getting things set up.

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    Get your DBA first, then got to the comptroller's office and get your tax I.D. number.

    With your tax ID you can get company-related purchase tax free.
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    this one is better - it takes you thru the steps and you can submit it online. way easy

    https://sa.www4.irs.gov/sa_vign/newFormSS4.do

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    if you don't have any employees you can just use your own social security number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradbane
    if you don't have any employees you can just use your own social security number.
    true, but i reccomend a tax id number so you don't have to give out you ss number when you are 10-99'd and stuff with all the identity fraud n shit.

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    A tax ID number aka EIN (Employer Identification Number) will also allow you to purchase shirts wholesale. Me rikey.

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    you should really consult with your accountant or tax guy before pursuing a tax id # especially if you don't have employees. you can get shirts and stuff wholesale without a number. worst case, use your social sec. or you can get a dba certificate from your city and that'll be enough to purchase shirts wholesale if you're a sole proprietor. and some wholesalers only need to see a business card or letterhead.

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    Thanks for the links, Dustin.

    What do accountants do for you? Do they cost a lot? What do I look for in one? I mean someone that specializes in small business or what?

    I remember being at H&R Bloack and the person doing my taxes offered to do my "business from home" taxes for me outside of her regular job (which is a no-no for the company) as a personal accountant. Would she have to specialize in a certain field?

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    Oh as for not having employees, this venture would be four people: Me, my wife, my brother-in-law and his wife.

    Are there "employees" in this setup or are there four owners? How is this looked upon?

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