Hi All, I recently sold my business and am currently preparing to start another. What I need to know is can I purchase items I need for the business before I actually get my EIN or before I register with the state, and still be able to write them off as a business expense, or do I have to first have all the registrations done, and the business established before I make any purchases to write off. I have already bought a few things I need to get the business started, but wanted to be sure before I buy anthing else. Thanks! This might be in the wrong area! Sorry, can you move it to an approprate thread?