How to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Prior to owning your own trucking business, you must apply for and obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN).
What is an EIN?
Your EIN, which is free to get, is how the IRS identifies your business for tax reporting purposes.
Steps to obtaining your EIN:
1. Visit this IRS link and click Apply Online:
2. Click Begin Application:
3. Select Sole Proprietor:
Typically, if you already have a Partnership, Corporation or and LLC, then you would also already have an EIN. In the event you don't already have one of these business formations, but select one of these options, then you MUST also form that type of organization and provide Schneider Finance with the Articles of Organization as file with your state when doing so.
4. Select Sole Proprietor:
5. Select Started a New Business:
6. Personal Information:
7. Additional details:
If you choose to be a DBA, this is where the option is provided. This is NOT the same as a formal business organization.