It is an important part of your business plan to obtain an EIN (employer identification number). Remember that is this nine-digit number is used by the IRS to identify your business as a legal entity and for tax purposes. If you need to reference your EIN you can do so by using IRS-EIN-Tax-ID website’s IRS EIN lookup service. Luckily, our website and customer service are available for your convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can obtain your federal tax ID number through there whenever needed.
If you need to reapply for your business ID because you cannot find your EIN number you will have to contact the IRS business and specialty tax line. Only do so after you’ve exhausted all other options:
- Remember, your EIN does not expire, so you will not need to reapply for one at any point.
- If you lost your employer identification number, you can look at a tax return. Your previous tax return will have the EIN notated on the document.
- If you used your EIN for purposes such as opening a bank account for your business or for any local or state licenses, you could contact the bank or agency for your EIN.
Only contact the IRS if you have completed all those steps and still cannot obtain your EIN.
If you need to apply for your EIN you will first need to follow three simple steps with our online application. The application will ask you for the identity type, entering your personal information, business information, and other required information. Afterward, you will simply submit the application. Typically, it will only take 24 hours to receive your EIN! If you have any questions or need additional guidance our customer service is available 24/7 for your needs!