Apply for your Federal Tax ID / EIN

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To Start Your Application: Select Your Entity Type

What is an EIN?

An EIN, also known as an Employer Identification Number or Tax ID Number, is used to identify a business entity, trust, estate, and various other entity types. All businesses in general need an EIN, according to the IRS. An EIN is usually required for licensing and permitting as well as opening a business bank account.

What's the process?

Step 1: Select your entity type and fill out our questionnaire.

Step 2: Our agents will check for errors or omissions and process your request with the IRS.

Step 3: Our agents will email your EIN as well as your official IRS document. You may also download your document from our website once it's been processed.

The filing process for an a new EIN or Tax ID Number can be confusing for non professionals. We work directly with the IRS, on your behalf, as your Third Party Designee. If there are any issues that arise from the information you have provided, we will work on correcting the information and making sure your filing is done in a quick and and correct manner.

Customer Service

Our agents have many years of experience and are well-trained in IRS communication and EIN obtainment. We review your application and advise you of any documentation needed prior to filing.

Simplified Forms & Accurate Filing

Leave the IRS procedures and guidlines to us! We make this a simple process for you, our customer, by eliminating common mistakes known to halt the process. We assure your EIN will be obtained promptly and accurately.

Your Security

All information is submitted behind a tight security layer within a PCI compliant data center. We want you to feel confident that your private information is safe and secure.

Entity Type Definitions

Individual / Sole Proprietor

A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business that is owned by one person. It is the least difficult type of business to start and maintain. The business has no presence separated from you, the proprietor.

Limited Liability Company

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is an entity formed under state or remote law by filing articles of organization as an LLC. In contrast to a partnership, none of the members of an LLC are personally liable for its debts.

Estate of a Deceased Individual

An estate is a legal entity created as the result of a person's death. The decedent's estate is a separate legal entity for federal tax purposes.

Trust

A trust is an arrangement through which trustees take title to property for the purpose of protecting or conserving it for the beneficiaries under the ordinary rules applied in chancery or probate courts.

Non-Profit Organization

A Non-Profit is any legal entity which has been setup for purposes other than making profits for its owners or shareholders.

Corporation

A corporation is defined as a legal entity or structure created under the authority of the laws of a state consisting of a person, or group of persons, who become shareholders. The entity's existence is considered separate and distinct from that of its members.

S-Corporation

Similar to a normal corporation with exception it's special tax status granted by the IRS that lets corporations pass their corporate income, credits and deductions through to their shareholders.

Personal Service Corporation

A personal service corporation is a corporation that is created to provide personal services to individuals or groups.

Church Organization

Churches and religious organizations, like many other charitable organizations, qualify for exemption from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and are generally eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Partnership

A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join together to carry on a trade or business. Each partner contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between an EIN and a Tax ID Number?

An EIN can also be referred to as a Federal Tax ID Number in order to identify a business entity

What if I already have an EIN or Tax ID Number?

If you have a previously been assigned EIN but do not remember it, we can assist you in retrieving that EIN and getting the official verification letter from the IRS.

How fast can I expect to receive my EIN or Tax ID number?

In most cases you will receive your EIN the same day. If the IRS requires additional information, it may take up to two business days.

When should I apply for a new EIN/Tax ID Number?

If you purchase an existing business, you may need a new EIN, however, this does not always apply.

If you have an EIN and only need to change the business name or address, you do not need to apply for a new one. You will just contact the IRS to make these changes.

You will need an EIN if any of the following apply:

  • You operate as a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or as a Sole Proprietor
  • You have employees
  • Withhold employee taxes from wages paid to non-residential aliens.
  • File Taxation forms such as: Excise, sales, employment, or Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms.
  • Have a tax-deferred pension plan, or KEOGH.

Choice Filings is a document preparation and filing service. We do not provide legal, financial, or any other professional advice. You can obtain an EIN by yourself for no charge with the IRS. If you go directly through the IRS we will not be able to assist you with a new EIN. This website is not affiliated with any government agency inclulding the US Dept of Treasury or the Internal Revenue Service. Use of the website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.