Now that I have my EIN, when can I use it to make tax deposits?

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The Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your permanent number. You can use it right away for most of your business needs, such as: applying for business licenses, opening a bank account, and creating a tax return by mail.

Once you apply for EIN and receive your EIN online, you must wait a few days to receive your Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) by mail.

How Do You Sign Up For EFTPS?

You are automatically enrolled in the EFTPS depending on the info you put on your application.

You will also receive your Personal I.D. Number (PIN) and all of the directions for using the EFTPS.

When Can You Make Tax Deposits?

You have to hold on until you get your EFTPS information by mail. Then you can make an electronic payment.

Once you acquire your EFTPS packet, you can start making Electronic Federal Tax Payment System payments.

What Is EFTPS Used For?

The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System allows taxpayers to pay all taxes using the web or telephone.

You may pay your taxes any time using a government website or automated phone system.

Getting an EIN is easy. There are 3 simple steps.

  1. Select the identity type.

What are you filing as? Choose one.

  1. Enter your information.

This is where you enter your personal information, business information, and additional information.

  1. Submit your information. 

Once you have submitted your form, you should receive your EIN the same day. If you are submitting this form after 6pm PST, you may receive your EIN the next business day.

Verify EIN

You can verify your EIN status by going to Order Status and enter your order number or e-mail address.

As you can see, we have made the process of applying for an EIN easy to do.

Select Your Entity Type to Apply for a Federal Tax ID Today