What is an EIN and Why You Need One
The IRS issues all Employer Identity Numbers and it’s easy to get. All you have to do is fill out a one-page form.
You can, of course, hire an attorney to help you complete all necessary forms to ensure you provide the correct information and don’t miss any essential steps.
There are 4 ways to apply:
1. Applying Online: The easiest way to get an EIN is to apply to the IRS website using the EIN Assistant.
2. By mail: If applying by mail, the IRS advises you to send your application at least 4 weeks before you need your EIN. Included with the IRS Form SS-4 and your SSN or TIN. The mailing address is the Internal Revenue Service, EIN Operation, Cincinnati, OH 45999.
3. By telephone (international applicants only): International applicants can call 267-941-1099, Monday to Friday, 6.00 am to 11.00 pm (Eastern time).
4. Fax: Yes, you can send your EIN application by fax to (855) 641-6935. You can only apply by fax using your TIN, and the service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.