"S" Corp way to go with REI? - Posted by mark

Posted by mark on December 06, 1998 at 23:45:11:

if i’m planning to own rental units and investment properties, is an “S” corporation a good way to protect myself and my assets?

also, why do i (do i??) need to get a separate taxpayer id number for the “s” corp if all profits are passed through to me and declared on my personal tax return?