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Merlo! my name is tami -I want to know if I can bill under

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Customer: hi merlo! my name is ***** ***** want to know if I can bill under one tax id and then open up a private office and bill under a separate tax id as a sole proprietor?
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Customer: i am a doctor and was just told my salary is being cut in half as of march due to budget restrictions . i will be going part time. i want to start a practice under a different tax id and bill patients to make up the difference. Can i do that ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

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?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want to know if I can use more than one tax id for seeing medical outpatients
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

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

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040sc.pdf

see header line "D"

Let me know if you need direction how to apply for EIN.

Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

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