Do I want a federal tax id number?
That depends. If you want to just hold some assets in this company, you won't need one unless you make profits on them. If you make money with the New Mexico LLC, you'll have to get a tax ID number. Having a tax id number with the IRS is not really losing your privacy. No one gets info from the IRS unless they steal it.
We can get federal tax id numbers for you for an additional $50. You can add that in the special services section at the bottom of the sign up form.
There's no real escaping the federal government. We don't recommend any type of "Strategic" and "Creative" planning to avoid taxes. We're not CPAs and you should consult with a CPA if you feel like getting "Creative" on your taxes. We can establish the federal tax id number for you within days of getting the filed New Mexico LLC papers back from the State.
Northwest Registered Agent, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Santa Fe County