Well, I just got off the phone with the IRS. And I'm happy to say that I now have my EIN. I was suprised at how easy it was, other than the 15 mins I spent on hold. I could have filed online, but when I went to the page, I saw that LLC's were listed as those having to call in, but then the lady on the phone said I could have filed online anyway. Oh well, its all good.
I then filed for my Minnesota Tax ID. Now all I have left is to file for unemployment insurance.
Its interesting how daunting many of the things needed for a business seem, but in reality, its all really simple. I'm glad that I can finally start paying myself W2 wages, as well as hire some employees, rather than paying for personal expenses out of my business account, and paying people for work they did in cash.
There is a certain peace of mind when you have all you ducks in a row, and things are looking good