Is It Hard To Obtain An EIN if You Live In The Midwest?

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Sometimes, living in the Midwest can leave you feeling a bit behind the rest of the country when it comes to technology. Consequently, many would-be business owners in the middle of the country wonder if it is harder to obtain an EIN in the Midwest than in other parts of the U.S. Happily, the answer is no. Read on to find out about the process to get an EIN no matter where you live.

The Same Process Everywhere

It is quick and simple to apply for an EIN number online at, and is the same process no matter what state you live in. All you have to do is follow three simple steps. First, choose a filing status for your business. Then, fill out the application. Finally, submit it. You will receive your EIN by email that day, usually within the hour. If you submit your application after 9 p.m., you will receive your EIN the next business day.

Why Do I Need an EIN?

There are numerous reasons to get an EIN. For instance, you must get one if you have opened a business or if you have recently hired employees or plan to, and this includes household employees. You would also need an EIN if the bank account you opened requires an EIN, or if you want to open a bank account for your business or establish a credit line. In addition, an EIN is required if you change your business’ ownership structure or create a partnership, corporation, LLC, trust or pension plan.

So no matter what part of the Midwest or U.S. you live in, you can apply and check your EIN online at any time on, and get a lightning-quick response. The process is always the same, always simple and always fast.

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