My question is: US-specific
QUESTION: Hello, My fiance and I want to start investing in real estate. We
plan to by an apartment building in Missouri where I'm a student, but he
lives in Louisianna and files personal taxes there. Should we file for a
business tax id in Missouri or Louisianna?
david ingram replies:
There is no penalty for having a Tax ID number and not needing it but there
is a problem if you need one and do not have one.
You can get your federal number at
and your Louisiana information is at
You are not doing business in Louisiana though and should not need a
You would not normally need one for Missouri either unless you have
Go to http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/business/
To get a Missouri ID number
In short, unless you have employees, you do not likely need a number
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