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 EIN right away for most of your business needs, such as: applying for business licenses, opening a bank account, making tax deposits, 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 Apply For EFTPS?

You are automatically enrolled in the EFTPS depending on the info you provide when you apply for an EIN.

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

When Can You Use EIN to Make Tax Deposits?

You have to hold on until you get your EFTPS information by mail before you could use EIN to make tax deposits. 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 make tax deposits using the web or telephone.

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

The process to apply for 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. And once you obtain your EIN, you can use it to make tax deposits without any hurdles.

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