Every freelancer should have an EIN tax number. Your clients may be scrupulous, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who comes across their desk is. If your information gets in the wrong hands, you could become a victim of identity theft. An easy way to protect yourself is to apply for an Employer Identification Number with the IRS.
Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life.