Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is an important step for your business. Instead of using your own social security number to do business, you are using an EIN.
Having an EIN provides you with some measure of privacy. Disclosing your social security number to your clients may expose you to personal identity theft, whereas an EIN reduces the chances of you falling victim to this crime.
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) never expires, so there is no need to reapply for a business ID once you already have your number. The is no provision to reapply for a business ID. But you can follow some smart techniques to find your original EIN.
If you lost or misplaced your EIN, find a previous tax return for the existing entity. The EIN should be notated on that document.
If you used your EIN to create an account with a bank or applied for any type of local or state license, you should contact the agency or bank to obtain your EIN.
If you still can’t find your EIN, you need not worry about how to reapply for a business ID. You can contact the IRS by calling the Business and Specialty Tax Line and they will help you find your EIN.
If you haven’t applied for an EIN yet, we have made it easy with just 3 steps.
What are you filing as? Choose one.
This is where you enter your personal information, business information, and additional information. When you open the form to apply for a business ID, you fill in all the information in one go. There is no provision to save it and reopen it later.
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.
Once you successfully apply for your unique EIN, you can verify your EIN status by going to Order Status and enter your order number or e-mail address.