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When do I need to obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN)?


DBA (Doing Business As) Filing Service


A business generally needs to obtain a Federal Tax ID if any of the following are true: the business is operating as something other than a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership; there are one or more employees; a business bank account is needed; or corporate credit is needed. For more information on obtaining a Federal Tax ID, click here.



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