Question #1: How difficult is it to get a tax ID number for my business?
It is actually a pretty simple process. You just need to complete and file IRS Form SS-4, which can be done electronically at IRS.gov. After you complete the form you will be your EIN (employer identification number) immediately. However, you can also simply apply online at the IRS website.
Question #2: How do I get a tax lien released?