IRS EIN NUMBER
GENERAL INFORMATION ON EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Many people ask “What is an EIN Number?” An EIN Number (Employer Identification Number) is also referred to as an FEIN Number (Federal Employer Identification Number), Federal Tax ID Number, TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number), Federal Tax Number or Federal Employer ID Number. It is a unique nine-digit Number assigned from the IRS that is always represented in the following format: 12-3456789. An EIN Number serves as the identity of each company and allows the business to conduct business activities such as file taxes, open bank accounts, hire employees and obtain Business Licenses. This is the reason that it’s required to obtain it in the very early steps of starting a business. Furthermore, a new EIN is needed in the case of ownership or structural change. Partnerships, LLCs, corporations, estates, and trusts, as well as some sole proprietors, are required to obtain an EIN when filing tax returns and other tax-related documents with the IRS.
DO NOT APPLY FOR A NEW EIN IN THE OCCASION OF A:
- Legal Name Change
- Business Location Change
- Corporation or Partnership Bankruptcy
- Change of Business Entity Taxation (Form 8832 Entity Classification Election)
IS A STATE TAX ID NUMBER THE SAME AS A FEDERAL TAX ID NUMBER?
In case you already have an EIN Number but cannot find or recall it, you can retrieve it in various ways such as:
- Reach out to the bank that you used your EIN to open a business account and request it
- Find your business past tax return
- Call the IRS’s Business and Specialty Tax Line during business hours at (800) 829-4933
APPLY FOR EIN
Apply now and obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) by filling out the Online EIN Application form. It is Easy, Fast and Secure. After you complete the online process you will receive your EIN together with important information within 1-2 business days.