Every incorporated business, whether a limited liability company (LLC), a corporation, or a partnership, should obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The EIN identifies the business as a taxpayer and is an essential task to complete when starting a business.  It is easy to apply for an EIN online.

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How to Apply:

1.  Complete the SS4 online.  You can view the full instructions here.

2.  When you obtain your EIN tax identification number, you can incorporate your LLC, corporation or partnership easily online in minutes using Rocket Lawyer's Free Incorporation Service.

Do You Need an Employer Identification Number?  

According to the IRS, you need an EIN if you:

  • Have employees

  • Operate a business as a corporation or partnership

  • File tax returns for the following items:

    • Employment

    • Excise Tax

    • Alcohol, Tobacco or Firearms

  • WIthhold taxes on income that are paid to a nonresident alien

  • Have a Keogh plan

  • Are involved in any one of the following types of organizations:

    • Trusts

    • IRAs

    • Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Returns

    • Estates

    • Real Estate mortgage investment conduits

    • Non-profit Organizations

    • Farmer’s Cooperatives

    • Plan Administrators

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