Federal TIN

Applying for your Federal TIN also known as an EIN Number or Employer Identification Number has never been easier, thanks to recent technology in online document processing you can obtain your Tax ID Number online in just minutes.

It can take hours waiting in line and creating certified document copies to file in person and it can cost over $500 to file with a law firm, why not file online?

Federal TIN Number

You can apply online today for your Federal Tax Identification Number

Citizen Identification Numbers

  • Social Security Number “SSN”
  • Employer Identification Number “EIN”
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number “ITIN”
  • Preparer Citizen Identification Number “PTIN”

Note: The temporary IRS Numbers are no longer valid.

A Federal TIN must be furnished on statements, returns, and other tax related records. For example:

  • When filing your tax returns.
  • When claiming treaty benefits.

A Federal TIN must be on a withholding certificate if the beneficial owner is claiming the following:

  • Exemption for income that is effectively connected
  • Exemption for certain annuities

When Claiming Exemptions for Spouse or Dependent:

You usually must record in your individual income tax return the social security number (SSN) of any man for whom you claim an exemption. If spouse or your dependent doesn’t have and isn’t permitted get an SSN, you must record the ITIN rather than an SSN. You don’t want an SSN or ITIN for a kid who died and was born in exactly the same tax year.

Instead of an SSN or ITIN, attach a copy of the kid’s birth certificate and write Expired on the proper exemption line of your tax return.

Federal TIN

Federal Tax ID Number

Federal TIN Information

You may should complete Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card (PDF). To find out more please see the Social Security Administration site.
Form SS-5 is also available by telephoning 1 800 772 1213 or visiting your local Social Security office. These services are free.
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also called a national tax identification number, and is used to identify a business thing. Refer to Company ID Numbers to find out more.

This form is accessible exclusively to companies found in Puerto Rico, Solicitud de Número de Identificación Patronal (EIN) SS-4PR (PDF).
It’s a 9-digit number, starting with the number “9”, formatted like an SSN (NNN-NN-NNNN).
The Form W-7 requires documentation substantiating foreign/alien status and identity that is true for each person. You may send the instruction manual, together with the Form W-7, to the address shown in the Form W-7 Directions, present it at IRS walk in offices, or process your application through an Approval Agent authorized by the IRS.
Recognition Agents are things (schools, financial institutions, accounting firms, etc.) who are authorized by the IRS to help applicants in obtaining ITINs.