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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Govt Assist. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have or provide more information about filing for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID Number. Feel free to email us at

Acronym Definitions

When it comes to government processes, taxes, and IRS forms, there is an overwhelming amount of acronyms and numbers. Here is a cheat sheet to decode and understand the definitions.

Definition: Internal Revenue Service

EIN: Employer Identification Number
Definition: A number assigned by the IRS to entities to be treated as a business or business account for legal and taxation purposes. Any business with employees will need an EIN.

FEIN: Federal Identification Number
Definition: This is the same thing as an EIN just clarifying that it is a Federal EIN issued by the IRS.

TIN: Tax Identification Number
Definition: This is also the same thing as a Tax ID Number, or an EIN/Employer Identification Number/FEIN. It is just an abbreviation of Tax Identification Number.

1040 Form: A person’s’ personal income tax form to be submitted to the IRS.
SS-4 Form: The form you submit to the IRS to manually file for an EIN/Tax ID Number.