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Hi Tami,generally taxpayers are using their SSN as tax ID for personal income tax - and that is the only tax ID allowed.However when you are in business - you might have EIN as a business tax ID and use it for billing and banking purposes.Is that what you are looking?
You may have TWO tax IDs - your SSN and EIN.Generally - you do not need tax ID for seeing patients. But you might need it to bill insurance companies.For your tax return as a sole proprietor - you will use ONLY ONE tax ID that is your SSN.When you run business as a solo proprietor and have EIN assigned to your business - you will report EIN on schedule C
see header line "D"
Let me know if you need direction how to apply for EIN.
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