If you’re starting a business, one of the first things you’ll need is an EIN, or employer identification number. An Employer Identification Number/EIN is basically a nine-digit number that is assigned by the IRS and used to identify businesses for tax purposes.
Getting an EIN is a relatively simple process, and in this blog post we’ll walk you through the steps. We’ll also provide some helpful tips on what to do if you lose your EIN or if it’s stolen.
How to get an EIN?
If you’re starting a business in the United States, you must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Employer Identification Number/EIN is a nine-digit number that is assigned to your business by the IRS. It is used to identify your business for tax purposes.
To obtain an EIN, you will need to complete and submit an IRS Form SS-4. This form can be obtained from the IRS website or by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-4933. Once you have completed the form, you will need to submit it to the IRS either by mail or fax.
Once your EIN has been assigned, you can use it to open a bank account for your business, file your business taxes, and apply for licenses and permits etc.