No, it is not a requirement for you to have a Tax ID number to begin service. You are able to start service using other valid forms of ID such as a Consulate ID, Drivers License, I94 Form, Military ID Card, Social Security Number, Naturalization Papers, Passport, State ID Card, or a Tribal Identification.
For Sole Proprietorship items you will need:
- Your Name
- Service address
- Tax ID or SSN or Alternate ID
To start your service online visit Business Start of Service.
You can also contact our Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or avoid the wait time by requesting a callback by visiting our Business Customer Service Center page and completing the online form.