How to Apply for a Tax ID in Oregon

Oregon has a booming economy and diverse population, which is why so many business owners choose to start a business in this state. In fact, Portland, Oregon has recently taken over the tech industry. Whereas Silicon Valley used to be home to tech startups and giants everywhere, Oregon’s small coastal city is now home to a growing number of small, multi-million dollar startups. With this in mind, now is the time to open your doors in the Beaver State.

GovDocFiling is just the organization to help you get started. Whether you are relocating your business, starting a brand new one or simply want to expand your operations, you will need an Oregon EIN before you can do anything. At GovDocFiling, we have all the information you need to make your new business venture a successful one. If you’re wondering if it is even necessary for your business to obtain a Federal Tax ID number, it is worth knowing that, typically, all corporations and partnerships are required to file for an Employer Identification Number. This number is used by the IRS in a similar way to the way your own Social Security number is used, and with this number, your business can be distinguished from the countless other businesses in the United States. For sole proprietors, the process functions a bit differently, and sole proprietors are not required to possess a federal Employer Identification Number, even if they are operating under with a DBA. However, applying for a federal Tax ID number as a sole proprietor can have its benefits, including ability to use your EIN instead of your own Social Security number in business transactions, which can help to protect your identity. 

Need specific information on filing for your state articles in Oregon? Learn more about starting an LLC in Oregon HERE,  staring an S-Corporation in Oregon HERE, and staring a Corporation in Oregon HERE.

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There are a number of other reasons why your business might be required to file for an Employer Identification Number, including if you establishes a corporation or partnership; hire any employees; pay a non-resident alien income other than wages; want to open a bank account or credit card in your business’s name; establish a tax-deferred retirement plan; or have standing in any organizations like trusts, IRAs, non-profits, estates, farmers cooperatives, or plan administrators. However, even if your business does not fall into one of these groups, you may still be required by law to obtain a federal Employer Identification Number. If you aren’t certain if you should apply, contact us, and we can help.

How to Get a Tax ID Number in Oregon

If you’re wondering how to get a tax Id number in Oregon, the process of obtaining one may seem overwhelming, but with the right guidance, it is not that complicated. First, however, you will need to establish a few things. For starters, we will need to know what type of business entity you own. Is it a corporation, partnership, LLC or sole proprietorship? To help you select the right entity type, our application provides a drop down menu with each type listed, and a brief definition of each. Choosing the right entity is important, as it could affect how much in taxes you pay. Next, you will need to fill out the information on the simplified form, which you can then file online and have processed within the hour*.

*Most EINs are processed same or next business day, unless bundled with state formations, processing times will vary.

At GovDocFiling, our goal is to help you get into business as quickly and hassle free as possible. A lot goes into establishing a new business, but with the right guidance and resources, you can spend time focusing on your business instead of worrying about tax forms.

GovDocFiling can also help you apply for an EIN in neighboring states, including Idaho and Montana. Visit the corresponding links to learn more.

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