Employer Identification Number—EIN is used for tax purposes by the Internal Revenue Service. All employers must apply for EIN. The online application is the most convenient option for employers.
Although it is possible to apply for EIN by filling out a physical Form SS-4 and mail it to the IRS, it’s best to apply online. On average, the online application takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Compared with the paper application, it’s significantly less and requires little to no effort.
Regardless of how you apply, as long as you’re eligible to get an EIN, you will get it in the end. If you’re an individual with a valid taxpayer identification number such as a Social Security Number and Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, you can get EIN.
Here is how to apply for EIN online.
Apply for Employer Identification Number Online
In 2021, you should handle all of your tax obligations online. It’s a lot easier and convenient. Click here to start to fill out your application.
On the application form, you will detail everything about your tax classification to reason for applying for an EIN to employees working for you. These will make sure that you need an EIN in the first place. To qualify for an EIN;
- You must be an individual
- Your principal place of business must be located within the United States
- You must have a valid taxpayer identification number whether it be an SSN or ITIN or EIN
As long as you meet these qualifications, you can apply for EIN. The whole process of applying for EIN shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes.
Note: You must complete your application in a single session. You cannot save your application and submit it later. You must complete everything in one sit.
Apply for EIN with Form SS-4
Those who want to apply for EIN through filling out Form SS-4 must mail it to the IRS. Start filling out Form SS-4 online, then save it as PDF or print out.
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