Use the IRS EIN Assistant to apply for a Federal Tax ID number, and receive it instantly. If you already have an ID number and are requesting another, you must apply by phone, fax or mail.
Your federal tax identification number is provided to you by the IRS. If you already obtained your federal tax ID but cannot find it, look at your prior tax returns. If you do not have copies of them, contact the IRS.
A federal tax ID number, or an employer identification number, is a number used to identify business entities, the IRS says. This number is needed when businesses file withholding certificates, tax returns and documentation. Some trusts and estates need an EIN as well.
Federal Tax Identification Numbers are used for opening a bank account or brokerage account, and for reporting withholding tax. A Federal Tax Identification Number is also known as an Employer Identification Number or EIN, and is equivalent to a social security number f...
For most individuals, their federal tax identification number is a Social Security number. If lost or forgotten, this number often can be found by inspecting tax documents or Medicaid cards. The Social Security Administration says it can issue a duplicate card if the in...
To find the federal tax identification number, commonly known as an Employer ID number or EIN, check existing documentation, call the bank that handles your business accounts, or contact the Internal Revenue Service directly.
To get a tax identification number for your business as of 2014, go to the Internal Revenue Service website, and find the online application. Enter all of the necessary information, then confirm the information before submitting the application.