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- November 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm #23393
Just wondering if any aussies have had to get one of these and what’s the best way to achieve it without a lot of hassles.
I have been asked to supply a FED ID # or SS# from Crucial Music.
PeterNovember 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm #23394
I have an ITIN. At the time, it wasn’t hard to get – printed off a form on the IRS website, mailed it to America and 6-8 weeks later I had one. Not sure, but there may be a few more hoops now, might have to prove your identity a bit more than I did.November 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm #23395
I’ll get started then. Just thought there might be a quicker way.
PeterNovember 23, 2015 at 3:21 am #23397
Instead of SSN or ITIN you can call IRS and ask for a EIN.You’ll get it in 10 minutes over the phone while ITIN and SSN will take you about 8 weeks to get.November 23, 2015 at 7:24 am #23399
I was thinking about this myself. I’m in the US and would prefer not using my SS#, so wanted to look into this as I’m not an LLC or corporation.
@kubed: for the EIN though, do you have to have employees? I had thought I wouldn’t qualify going by the details on the IRS site.November 23, 2015 at 10:28 am #23400
@logika: i think not.Personally,i have an ITIN but i didn’t know about EIN when i applied for ITIN.Then i read about other artists getting an EIN to avoid the hassle and long waiting that ITIN involves.
I know at least 2 artists (UK and Estonia) that got an EIN very recently,both of them over the phone and in about 10 minutes.
They said it was a very easy process.
Use the MLR engine and search for “EIN and ITIN”,there are quite a few topics about it.
Also,you could contact IRS via email first,asking if you’re eligible for an EIN as an artist/musician.
But from what i understand,calling IRS on the phone is the easiest way to sort this out.November 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm #23418
Just confirming it was as easy as everyone is saying. I got my EIN with one phone call in about 25 mins. The lady was very nice but talked a lot. She kept asking me when I was going to be famous for some reason 😉