In an act of getting one of the largest monkey's off my back. I decided that today I was going to fill out that application for my Federal Tax Id. I have had the application on my desk since February, OK it has been in a pile of junk on my dresser. I am trying, stop judging me! : )
The kids and I gathered around the dining room table and got to work. I have homework too. So the kids were doing their math lessons and was filling out my application. But I was not sure that I had the right form. I filled it out but was really unsure of several items. Like getting paid and with-holdings. YEAH like I get paid.
I decided to go and look online and see if I was filling out the right form. I found this web page. You really do have to love the Internet! It really did only take 5 minutes to complete. You know the things that you put off for months and months are just like that, aren't they? You poor all this stress and anxiety into avoiding something. And then you done with the task in 5 minutes. Fear of the unknown is a pain in the batookey.
So there you are you are amazed to find out how easy and quick it all is and they asked me to pay up. My eyes filled up with tears and my heart was in throat. It can cost over $200.00, my kids now know the expression "HOLY SHIT". I soon realized that it is only $128.00 if you can wait an untold amount of time. The 228.00 price is if you need a number in an hour. You can pay 178.00 if you want it by tomorrow. I went for the 128.00 and the mystery time.
I whip the shock and tears away, I really do not know why I expect things to be free. I call it innocence but others may see it as ignorance. The good news is they give you a place to go and check your order. I will check on it often. UPDATE...it took about 30 minutes to recieve my email with my number. What a scam. I could have wasted $100.00. I would rather to that at Sew Mama Sew.
So why the rush? I need a bolt of red gingham oilcloth yesterday. Who knows what complications I will find over at the wholesaler? Watch it take 3 months to fill my order. Update... It will take no time and I did not even the darn EIN. I just need to wait for the cataloge to get here. See that fear of the unknow. Mix that up with being from the mid-west in a nice catholic family and you do things the way that they tell you too. Man I am going to start mixing it up! Who said there are no short cuts?
It's all good, and soon it will be great I will be completely legal!
So here is what I have done so far.
Zoning complies $50.00
A registered business name $10.00
Filed for my Fed Tax ID number 128.00
Still to do and next on list is the state tax id number...another mystery fee I am sure!
fyi I was going to do this right now but you need you fed id number first. URG! Here is the link. Then back to City Hall for my licence $30.00
So at least $288.00, yikes we should live in Mechanicsville where you don't need a business license.