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Ohio vender's license - EIN number


#1

I need your help again.

I’ve been a bench jeweler for an upscale jewelry store for 8 years.
I was very recently laid off. I am interested (have been for
sometime so the layoff wasn’t that devastating) in designing and
making jewelry to sell on consignment or to retail stores. Also I
have a few friends (one at this moment) wanting me to custom make
engagement rings and the like for them. My business is just me, but
I did register in the state of Ohio as a LLC. Do I need an “employer
identification number” OR “vender’s license to make taxable sales”?
Or do I need both or is there something else out there that I should
know about?

In advance…Thank you so much.

Leslie
Leslie Anne Wright Macy


#2

Hi Leslie,

you might check out http://www.nolo.com this is a small publishing
press specializing in business and legal books in plain english. Also
you can probably go online to your state corporate/business division
and get answers to these and other related questions. For sales and
purchases what you would need I believe is a resale tax

- no sales tax here in Oregon so I don’t know if and EIN - which

is an Employer Identification Number - would serve the same purpose.
As an LLC you might need to have an EIN # for filing taxes, etc
since you are not a simple sole proprietorship ( in which case your
filing

would basically be your social security #) This is not professional

advice - I’m a jeweler not an acct. or lawyer.

www.sumiche.com
creating what you want in platinum, gold and silver


#3

In Ohio, at least when I got my license, you had to have a vendor’s
license and charge sales tax if you were doing ANY retail sales. It
is not needed to sell wholesale to other stores. You definately want
to keep track of the resale numbers of the store to which you
wholesale! You only need to get an EIN if you have employees. If
you are the whole company, then your Social Security number is
substituted for an EIN on all government forms. Hope this helps:)

~margarita


#4
You only need to get an EIN if you have employees.  If    you are
the whole company, then your Social Security number is substituted
for an EIN on all government forms. 

Do you really want all your suppliers to have your SSN?

Not I, said the Little Red Hen.


#5

Using your social security number used to be the case for sole
proprietors here in Texas. However, about a year to two years ago a
new policy was instituted wherein an alternative number was
substituted for the SSN. Any new business now gets a “Texas Sales And
Use Tax Permit” number.

Betty
www.thecyrusco.com


#6
Do you really want all your suppliers to have your SSN? 

Not I, said the Little Red Hen.

No worries there, little hen! The only time you are asked to use the
EIN is in filling out the form to get the license and then on your
federal tax forms and the form to pay your collected sales tax (if
you’re not using the automated system online). It is not listed
anywhere on OHIO licenses. So the only one getting your number, as
it were, is the government that gave it to you:) Your suppliers
would never see it. ~margarita


#7
So the only one getting your number, as  it were, is the
government that gave it to you:)  Your suppliers  would never see
it. 

At every wholesale show I go to, when I want to get the wholesale
price and avoid paying sales tax, each vendor requests my resale
number. That’s MA and CT - don’t know what they do in Ohio.
Wholsesale websites want it too.

Tas
www.earthlywealth.com