An EIN number is essential for businesses operating in Nebraska. If you don’t already have one, it’s probably time to take care of that paperwork. You’ll want to do this before opening up shop because obtaining an EIN number isn’t easy.
There are three ways to obtain one: online, through an Agent, or through the IRS, depending on what type of business you’re running. For most small businesses, registering with the IRS is the easiest option. However, there are some exceptions.
If you’re planning on selling products or services, you’ll need to obtain a seller’s permit. This requires you to file a form called Form 8300 with the state.
The process varies based on whether you’re filing online or through an agent. Here’s how to go about getting an EIN number.
To start, head over to irs.gov/ein. From there, select “Businesses.” Then choose “Register now!” Select “File my taxes electronically,” enter your information, and submit.
You’ll receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. Follow the instructions included in the email. In addition to providing basic personal information, you’ll need to provide information regarding your business.
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Steps to Obtaining a Tax ID (EIN) Number and Registering a Nebraska Business
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1. Forming a Business in Nebraska
Businesses are formed under one of three types of legal structures. A sole proprietorship is the simplest structure. You start it yourself and pay income taxes on your profits. If you hire employees, you must file W2 forms and withhold payroll taxes.
A limited liability company (LLC) provides greater protection than a sole proprietorship. An LLC protects owners from personal financial liabilities associated with the business. However, the LLC does not protect the owner from lawsuits involving third parties. In addition, the IRS requires annual reporting of corporate information.
Corporations offer even greater protection than an LLC. They allow shareholders to limit personal liability for debts and obligations of the corporation. Shareholders cannot dissolve the corporation without approval of the state. Corporations are taxed like partnerships.
2. Federal Tax ID (EIN) Number Obtainment
Your Nebraska business will most likely need an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Depending on what type of business you run, there are different ways to obtain one. If you want to apply online, we recommend using Form SS-4. This form allows you to apply for both a Social Security number and an EIN.
If you don’t already have a Social Security number, you’ll need to complete Form W-9. Once you’ve completed this form, you’ll need to send it along with your application.
You can also request an EIN directly from the IRS. To do this, you’ll need to fill out Form SS-4. After submitting this form, you’ll receive either an EIN or a letter stating why you weren’t approved.
For those who prefer to use paper forms, you can download Form SS-4 here. For instructions on how to submit your Form W-9, check out this link.
Once you’ve obtained your EIN, you’ll need to keep it handy for tax purposes. You can find the steps to update your information on the IRS’ website.
3. Nebraska State Tax ID Number
Nebraska residents use a unique combination of letters and numbers to identify themselves. This is called a Nebraska state tax ID number. You must apply for one in order to receive it. If you don’t already have a Nebraska state tax ID, here’s how to obtain one.
4. Localized Licenses and Permits in Nebraska
Nebraska requires certain types of licenses and permits for specific activities. For example, some types of licenses are required for selling alcohol, operating a motor vehicle, owning firearms, etc. Other types of licenses are required to operate a business.
You must file a “Business License Application” form with the county clerk where your business is located. You must complete the application within 30 days of opening your business. If you fail to do so, you could face fines.
If you’re planning to open a bar, restaurant, liquor store, or similar establishment, talk to your local chamber of commerce about whether you need a special license to sell alcoholic beverages. In addition, check out the following resources:
– Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
– Nebraska Secretary of State
– Nebraska Department of Revenue
– Nebraska Attorney General
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an EIN Number?
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique identifier for businesses. It’s used to identify the business and its owners on tax forms, financial statements, and other documents filed with the IRS. The number can also be found on your business license or permit.
How is a Nebraska LLC taxed?
Nebraska LLCs are treated as partnerships for tax purposes. The partnership files an annual return and pays taxes on its income, deductions, etc., the same way that individuals do. See IRS Publication 563 (Individual Income Tax Return) for more information about filing individual returns.
How to Cancel an EIN?
If you have a business and want to open a bank account for your business, you will need to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This is the number that banks use to identify your company. It’s also called a Taxpayer ID or Social Security Number for businesses.
James Rourke is a business and legal writer. He has written extensively on subjects such as contract law, company law, and intellectual property. His work has been featured in publications such as The Times, The Guardian, and Forbes. When he’s not writing, James enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.