What Is the Process to File for an EIN?

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The process for applying for an employer identification number (EIN) is easy. With the online EIN application provided by IRS EIN Tax ID Filing Service, you can apply and receive your EIN within the same business day. Here are the exact steps of the EIN number process.

1. Identify the Structure of Your Entity

The first step to getting an EIN number in Wisconsin is selecting your entity type. This step is crucial because each legal structure has unique rules, regulations, and tax requirements. If your company is set up as a partnership, click the “Partnership” button and you will be taken to the application form.

2. Provide Personal Information

In order to apply for an EIN, you’ll need to answer some questions about yourself and your business. The personal information you’ll need to submit includes your full name, Social Security number, and title.

3. Answer Questions About Business Details

For your business, you’ll need to provide the legal name and trade name. The legal name should match your articles of formation or organization. You may provide a trade name or “doing business as” if you want. You’ll also need to provide the physical location of your business. This needs to be a U.S. address and not a P.O. Box.

4. State Why You Are Applying for an EIN

When the online EIN application prompts you, you will need to select the reason you are requesting a tax ID number. You can choose between these options in a drop-down menu:

  • Started a new business
  • Banking purposes
  • Hired employee(s)
  • Purchased the business
  • Changed business structure
  • Most people will choose “started a new business.”

5. Designate a Contact Person

At the end of the application, you’ll need to provide the name, phone number, and email address of the person you want to receive the EIN.

This process usually only takes a few minutes to complete. Get started with your application today.

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