An employer identification number, sometimes referred to as a tax ID number or taxpayer ID, is a nine-digit number used to identify businesses much like a social security number identifies an individual. This special ID is needed for any businesses that have employees and a few other companies too. Many entities can fill out an EIN form online to request this number when needed. However, there are a few EIN exceptions that could stop you from being able to obtain this number over the internet.
Any entities that are located in the U.S., incorporated in the U.S., and have a valid taxpayer identification number can request a new EIN through the online forms. It does not matter if your business is a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation.
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