Sole Proprietor / Individual
A Sole Proprietor is one individual who owns a company that is not incorporated or registered with the state as a limited liability company (LLC) or Corporation. This includes everyone who is a freelancer, independent contractor and many business owners who don’t have partners. Household employers are also included in this category.
The person that coordinates, directs and oversees the proprietorship is referred to as a sole proprietor. More often than not, he or she has major control over the proprietorship’s finances.
Owner/individual is a proprietorship’s title. The owner is also responsible for applying.
Social Security Number
Input the owner’s (individual that legally owns the proprietorship) social security number.
Entity Trade Name
In a sole proprietorship, a trade name is optional; the owner can opt to have an actual trade name or simply choose to use his or her name.
However, it’s worth remembering the IRS does not allow corporate indicators such as Inc., Corp and Ltd in a sole proprietorship.
Trade Name or DBA
If applicable, input the actual DBA (Doing Business Name), Trade Name or Fictitious Name.
This field can be left blank if this is not relevant for you.
Attention! The only punctuation and special characters allowed are hyphen (-) and ampersand(&). The actual DBA name may not contain an ending such as 'LLC', 'LC', 'PLLC', 'PA', 'Corp', or 'Inc'.
Reason for Applying
Select one reason that best clarifies why you’re applying for an EIN.
Please select the activity that best describes the activity of your business.
Products / Services
Please describe the products sold or services provided.
Common Question 1
If applicable to this field, please click yes. However, no is the answer to this question for most proprietorships.
Common Question 2
Common Question 3
Common Question 4
For specific type of proprietorships such as motor fuel, tobacco, gambling, alcohol and firearms, excise taxes apply.
In case you have had an EIN before for this specific entity where the same social security number was provided in this application, choose yes.
Please enter the previous EIN.
In case you plan to contract one of more employees for the rest of this tax year, choose yes.
Give the information for the employee type, number and wages, if your answer was yes.
If you pay less than $4,000 in wages for the year you may file annually. If you expect to pay more than $4,000 in wages for the year you should file quarterly.
Provide the number of employees engaged in agriculture.
If you do not plan to hire any employees for this certain type listed please enter 0.
Provide the number of employees engaged in household work either full or part time.
Provide the number of employees hired to perform either part time or full time work for you or your company.
First Wages Date
Provide the date in which employees will first be paid from your company.
Alert! The IRS does NOT allow PO Boxes!
Input your LLC’s address or corporate address.
Different Mailing Address
Select yes in case you wish to have your mail sent to a different address.
Enter the address where you would like to receive your entity related documents.
Date Entity Started
Input the start date of the entity in case you’re starting or accruing a new business. However, input the date you acquired the entity in case it’s already in operation.
Please input the accounting year’s closing month. December is the accounting year’s end by default.
Please input the applicant’s phone number.
Our primary means of communication is by email. Hence ensure that your email address is correct.