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Who can get a state employer ID number?

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There are several identification numbers which can apply to a business. In general, there are no restrictions placed on anyone obtaining these numbers. Most citizens who are eligible to vote are likely to be eligible to register for a corporation ID, tax ID or an unemployment insurance ID.

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There are several different forms of business identification numbers. The most widely known and used is the Employer Tax Identification Number. This is a number which permits a business to collect Sales Tax on behalf of a state. In addition, some states require that businesses register to pay a franchise tax or corporation tax, and there is a separate identification associated with that tax. A third number is associated with the business's unemployment insurance.

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