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Subject:  Re: SSN vs EIN Date:  6/27/2013  12:43 PM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  118766 of 127613

So I make up a phony name for a non-existent business, sent it to the IRS who issued me an EIN. I put that into the form and paid the tax.

For future reference and for lurkers, this was a totally unnecessary exercise in MSU. Despite the name Employer Identification Number, one doesn't need a business, let alone employees, to get one. You tell them that it's for an individual and they don't go looking for any kind of income report under the EIN.

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