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Where can I look up an EIN number?

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Employer identification numbers for publicly traded companies are found on company websites for investor relations, according to WD Adkins for the Houston Chronicle. Most companies have a page for filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies are required to list EINs on the first page of filing documents.

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EINs are also found in the SEC online database of all publicly traded companies, notes Adkins. Individual taxpayers can find their EIN by referring to tax documents or by calling the Internal Revenue Service, according to the IRS. An EIN is issued to anyone, including individuals, who withholds employee taxes, according to Wikipedia. It is also issued to agencies or organizations that need the number for opening financial accounts.

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    How do you find state identification numbers?

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    Call, write or email a company to obtain its state employer identification number, which is issued by the Internal Revenue Service, recommends the Houston Chronicle. Employers who lost their employer identification numbers, or EINs, may contact the IRS by calling 800-829-4933.

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    How do you find your company's federal tax ID number?

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    To find your company's federal tax identification number, call the Internal Revenue Service, check the notice the IRS sent after the initial application for the number or search your banking statements, according to the Houston Chronicle. A company's business tax ID number is also available in previous tax returns and applications for permits and licenses.

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    Why would someone need to look up an employer ID number?

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    Employees and suppliers generally look up the Employer Identification Number, or EIN, of an employer to verify the company, organization, or local or sate government agency, according to the Houston Chronicle. The tax ID number serves as a reference number that helps employees find information about a business or organization.

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    How do you verify the EIN number for a business?

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    EIN numbers can be verified through several tax documents, such as a W-9 for the company or an employee W-2 form that contains the employer's EIN. An EIN number is the Employer Identification Number the IRS assigns to a business.

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