This shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes from the time you start and the time you actually get your Federal Tax ID number. It won't leave a mark and it doesn't cost you any money. To apply for and get a Federal Tax ID number is free. Just fill out form SS-4, which you can get right here, right now and follow the instructions in this tutorial.
A Federal Tax ID Number, also known as an Employer Identification Number or (EIN) is simply a 9 digit number assigned to certain business entities. If you're business has employees, you're required to have a Federal Tax ID Number. Basically we're talking about sole proprietors, partnerships and standard corporations. Click the Link below: