How To Obtain a Federal Tax ID

Apply Online –

The Internet EIN program is the preferable way of customers to apply for and get an EIN. Once the application is finished, the information is validated during the on-line session, and an EIN is issued immediately. The on-line application procedure is accessible for all things whose principal business, office or bureau, or legal residence, is situated in America or U.S. Territories.

Apply by Email
The processing timeframe for an EIN application received by email is four weeks. Ensure the Form SS-4 (PDF) includes all the necessary info. When it is discovered that a new EIN is needed by the thing, one will be assigned using the proper processes for the entity type and sent to the citizen. Learn where to send Form SS4 on the Where to File Your Taxes (for Form SS4) page.

Apply by Phone – International Applicants
Finish the Third Party Designee section if you need to authorize the named person for the thing’s EIN and answer questions about the end of Form SS-4. The designee’s power terminates at the time. You must complete the signature area for the authority to be valid.

EIN Application SS-4 Form

Do I Need an EIN Number?

You are required by law to have an EIN Number if your business meets any of the following criteria:

  • Do you have employees?
  • Is your business a corporation or partnership?
  • Do you file any tax returns such as: Employment, Excise, or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?
  • Do you withhold taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien?
  • Do you have a Keogh plan?

Obtain your EIN Number Online: – Obtain your Federal Tax ID