As a sole proprietorship, do I have to have an EIN or can I use my SSN?

Asked on February 4, 2015 under Business Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A sole proprietorship uses the proprietor's social security number as its employer identification number. There is no separate legal entity (an LLC or corporation) to have its own EIN number; there is only the proprietor, and so his/her SSN is the number to use.


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