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Good afternoon. You don't need a separate EIN as a sole proprietor baby sitter. You only need to file an Assumed Name Certificate for doing business as some babysitting company name. Then, you will want to issue them invoices under this business name; they will issue you a 1099 at the end of the year; and you will report all this on your Schedule C.
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The EIN you can provide as a sole proprietor can be your own SSN. If they want a separate EIN, you can get one instantly and simply on-line through the following website.... http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html