You should apply for an EIN number right after filing your Articles of Organization for an LLC or Articles of Incorporation for a corporation.
This should be done if you have any of the following situations:
✔ You have a company such as an LLC vs. INC
✔ Your company hires employees
✔ You file employment tax returns
✔ You administer a specific type of retirement plan such as a Keogh plan
✔ You administer or are a grantor of an entity such as a trust, estate, or non-profit organization
For a business owner or other entity administrator, deciding to get an employer identification number is one of the most important choices that has to be made. It is one of the initial steps involved in starting a business. Once you have made the decision that you need one, you can go and apply for an EIN number here. Once you have the number, you can move on to fulfill the various business and administrative activities that it is required for.