Starting a business?
Hiring employees?
You need an EIN.

Order Your EIN

Save yourself the hassle, let us handle the paperwork.


What's an Employee Identification Number (EIN)?

An EIN (aka Federal Tax ID) is like a Social Security number for your business. The IRS uses it to identify you for tax purposes.

Required for Most Businesses

You need an EIN if you plan on having employees or filing business taxes.

We Make It Easy

IRS forms are complicated. We'll file form SS-4 and work with the government on your behalf.

Required by Most Banks

Banks usually ask for your federal tax ID when you open a business account or line of credit.

Who Needs an EIN

Who needs an EIN?

Your business needs an EIN if you...

Have employees.

Plan to have employees.

Run a corporation – LLC, S Corp, C Corp.

Run a partnership – LLP, LP, GP.

File Employment, Excise or ATF returns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sole proprietors may use an EIN/ federal tax ID to help keep their own Social Security numbers private.

Most banks will require an EIN or Tax ID to open a business bank account. Some banks may allow Sole Proprietors to open a business bank account by utilizing their Social Security Number instead. But even then, some banks may require an EIN instead.

If you have an EIN but lost, misplaced, or cannot remember it, you can contact the IRS to search their database for it. The number for the Business & Specialty Tax Line is 800-829-4933 and is available Monday-Friday, from 7am to 7pm. An assistor will ask you identifying questions to ensure security, and then provide your number to you over the telephone.

On a technical level, an EIN is a Tax Identification Number. The term Tax ID Number refers to types of numbers that are generated for tax purposes. They’re typically used to track payments made to individuals on the federal level, though Tax IDs can also be issued on the state level. EINs are Tax ID Numbers specifically for businesses. Unlike Tax IDs, an EIN is always issued on the federal level.

Employer Identification Numbers do not expire. Once an EIN has been issued to a business, it will not be issued again.

"1-800Accountant is a great resource. I greatly appreciate their help as I start my new business!"

Zia S.

Actual customer testimonials. Photo is illustrative only.