Written Aug. 16th, 2010
Evidentally it was all me in the, "Not able to access the secure website" fiasco, because I had no problem in accessing it from my boring old PC from work. And in less than 10 min, which included starting over from the beginning and filling the sheet out again from scratch, I recieved our official Employment Identification Number. And I have to say I may have had a minor panic attack printing in out on the company printer (it's more than 100 feet away from my desk) and hoping that no one else picked it up.
The IRS website was inifintly easier to navigate than the Oregon State site and obviously much faster to do.
So... it's official, we are registered with the State and have our own tax ID number. I'm pretty sure I've never uttered these words, but I hope we have to pay taxes.