I created my own custom tea blend and brand and I am really excited to get it out there for people to enjoy.
The tea master and company she works with have asked me for a Tax ID to move forward with purchasing.
I have not registered the business yet and it is a sole proprietorship. I know that the IRS states that I can use my social security number in this scenario but I would rather not use my SSN. I see no reason they need a tax ID since I could be just some random person paying out of pocket for my own large order of custom tea.
Is this normal practice?
Has anyone else encountered a manufacturer requesting a tax ID?