Many people who are just starting out forming their businesses, trusts, non-profits, or other organizations learn that they must fill out form SS-4. They often ask us, “What is an SS-4?” Form SS-4 is used to apply for an employee identification number (EIN), which is assigned to businesses and other entities for tax filing and reporting purposes.
If you are filing for an EIN for your sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, estate, trust, non-profit, or church, you will need to fill out Form SS-4. This form is required for any organization that needs an EIN and that is filing for the taxpayer identification number for the first time.
Form SS-4 needs to be filled out by any organization that requires an EIN. EINs are assigned by the IRS to identify entities for tax purposes. You must fill out Form SS-4 if you have never obtained an EIN for your organization and if:
Even if you don’t have any employees, you might need to file an SS-4 if you are forming any of the following entities:
Filling out Form SS-4 can be confusing and time consuming. Irs-ein-tax-id.com Filing Solutions makes filing Form SS-4 easier, and we also offer the convenience of filing for your business organization.