Every business should have an EIN for tax purposes, but some people think that it’s complicated. It can be done in about five minutes and without paying a service to get your number—so are you ready to know how to get an EIN Number for a business?
The IRS offers four ways to obtain your EIN: fill out the application online, apply by phone in just a few minutes, fax an SS-4 form, or mail it.
Let’s discuss these methods in detail below.
The Internet EIN application is the preferred method for customers to apply and obtain an actual, genuine tax ID number. Once your application has been completed online, you can see that all of your information gets validated in real-time and an EIN is immediately issued.
This process also works great if the business or individual that needs a new Tax ID is located anywhere inside the United States borders.
The person in charge of the company, or even an individual who owns a business, has to have proper identification before they can file their taxes.
Taxpayers can find a tax identification number in minutes by calling the business-and-specialty line between 7AM and 7PM. An operator takes your information, assigns you an EIN that they usually provide over the phone to someone who is authorized to receive it.
Note: International applicants should call 267 941 1099 (not toll-free).
Taxpayers can submit a Form SS-4 to their state's fax number with information about the business. A new EIN will be assigned in four days or less, depending on your entity type.
The processing timeframe for an EIN application received by mail is four weeks. Mail a completed Form SS-4 (PDF) to the address you’ll find on the IRS website’s “Where to File Your Taxes" page.
We hope this article was helpful in finding the easiest ways to get an EIN number for a business. If you have any questions, feel free to mention them in the comment section below. For more business tips and tricks, stay tuned to our posts at The Morning News.
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