Determine if a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number)
"In general, businesses that have employees, corporations,
partnerships, and other organizations are required to obtain
a FEIN from the Internal Revenue Service. Please consult with
the IRS to determine if a FEIN is needed for your company.
Phone: (800) 829-4933
When registering with the state of Ohio, sole
proprietors generally use their social security
number (SSN). Although it is not required to obtain a
FEIN, a sole proprietor can obtain a FEIN and use in place of
their SSN. A sole proprietor is required to obtain an FEIN if
they have employees.