Apply for Your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
An Employer Identification Numbers (EIN) or Tax Identification Number (Tax ID, or TIN) is required for those who want to form a business, create a trust or add new employees. Select your business entity type below to start the EIN application process.
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Personal Service Corporation
Learn more about business entities if you are not sure which type of legal structure, business or organization yours is.
Start the EIN Filing Process
Here's How It Works:
- Complete our fast and easy form
- IRS Compliance Review
- Receive your EIN paperwork
EIN Application Process Explained
The process of applying for an EIN can be confusing and strenuous for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, executor, administrator, or representative of an estate, we’ll work with the IRS on your behalf as your third party designee.
Our team of accountants, tax professionals, and small business experts are standing by to process your application. We’ll review all the information you provide and advise on anything you may need to add or revise in order to get your application accepted. Once your application has been thoroughly reviewed by our team, we’ll submit it electronically to obtain your EIN. If any additional documents are needed, our team will work with the IRS directly to save you time.
At any point during the process, you can contact our experts to help. Once your application is submitted, you’ll receive an email confirmation, as well as an expected delivery date. Once your application has been approved, you’ll receive your EIN electronically. Most EIN applications are approved. If, for any reason, your application is rejected, we will contact you directly for next steps.
Quick, Accurate Filing
We’ll handle all of the regulations and red tape to ensure the whole process is as painless as possible and give you peace of mind. We’ll ensure your EIN application is received in a timely manner and is completed accurately.
Our team of experts has years of experience dealing with Tax ID applications and working with the IRS. We’ll inform you of anything missing from your application, and how to find it. We’ll correct any errors so you don’t have to worry.
Rest assured that your private information is secure. We guarantee your personal information is safe, and secure.
Frequently Asked Questions About EINs
Is there a fee for this service?
This service is intended to make filing for your EIN fast, secure and worry-free. It includes a dedicated specialist who reviews and ensures your documentation is complete and accurate, as well as manages the submission to the IRS and any communication with the IRS on your behalf. There is a one-time fee that covers this service.
What is an EIN?
An Employer Identification Number or EIN is a Tax Identification Number for businesses that is nine digits long and assigned by the IRS. They use the number to identify which taxpayers will need to require business tax forms as well as personal.
I already have an EIN. How do I find it?
If you have an EIN but lost, misplaced, or cannot remember it, you can contact the IRS to search their database for it. The number for the Business & Specialty Tax Line is 800-829-4933 and is available Monday-Friday, from 7am to 7pm. An assistor will ask you identifying questions to ensure security, and then provide your number to you over the telephone.
What is an EIN used for?
An EIN allows businesses to file tax returns, apply for a business bank account, apply for a business loan, get certain permits or licenses, as well as reporting payroll, FICA, Social Security, and Medicare taxes.
What's the difference between a Tax ID and an EIN?
On a technical level, an EIN is a Tax Identification Number. The term Tax ID Number refers to types of numbers that are generated for tax purposes. They’re typically used to track payments made to individuals on the federal level, though Tax IDs can also be issued on the state level. EINs are Tax ID Numbers specifically for businesses. Unlike Tax IDs, an EIN is always issued on the federal level.
Do I need an EIN to open a business bank account?
Most banks will require an EIN or Tax ID to open a business bank account. Some banks may allow Sole Proprietors to open a business bank account by utilizing their Social Security Number instead. But even then, some banks may require an EIN instead.
Does an EIN expire?
Employer Identification Numbers do not expire. Once an EIN has been issued to a business, it will not be issued again.
Why do I need an EIN?
There are many reasons a business owner may need an EIN or Tax ID Number. Among others, opening a business bank account, paying an employee, filing employment tax returns, or simply declaring certain business entities. Other people who need an EIN could include executors of estates and trustees.