- posted 3 weeks ago
Yes, a sole proprietor can use her Social Security Number as her tax ID number. The IRS says that's what they prefer. Personally I don't like giving out my personal SS# any more than necessary, so I use an EIN for business purposes.
It's easy to get an EIN - the IRS says it takes 15 minutes to get it on line. Start by filling out Form SS-4:
The instructions are here:
Then take that information and use it for the on-line application, which starts here:
-- Stu http://DownToEarthLawyer.com