Apply for Employer Identification Number- EIN

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We will cover the importance and need of Employer identification number (EIN) also known as Federal ID in this blog.

Federal Identification Number or Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Most businesses need an employer identification number (EIN) which is an equivalent of a social security number for the business.

Where to get EIN.

Form SS-4 needs to be filed with IRS to get the number. The form is available from IRS.Gov or the website of Social Security Administration. (link is provided)

How to Apply for EIN.

EIN can be obtained online, by phone, fax or mail from Internal Revenue Service.

Mail or Fax Form SS-4:
If your principal business, office or agency, or legal residence in the case of an individual, is located in: Mail or Fax Form SS-4 to:
One of the 50 states or the District of Columbia Internal Revenue Service
Attn:  EIN Operation
Cincinnati, OH 45999

Fax: (855) 641-6935

If you have no legal residence, principal place of business, or principal office or agency in any state: Internal Revenue Service
Attn:  EIN International Operation
Cincinnati, OH  45999

Fax: (855) 215-1627 (within the U.S.)

Fax: (304) 707-9471 (outside the U.S.)

Why we need EIN?

EIN is required for all payroll reports. Even if you don’t have employees, all businesses, other than sole proprietorship, must have an EIN to file income tax returns.

Additional numbers that a business needs will include State Identification No, State Unemployment No, Vendor License No etc.

If you have any question or need help filing EIN, feel free to contact Tejal Dhruve CPA LLC, on 614-742-7158

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