Video:How to Get a Federal Tax ID Numberwith Robert Longley
To get a federal tax ID number you'll need to get in touch with the IRS. See these instructions for how to get a federal tax id number as easily as possible.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Get a Federal Tax ID NumberTo set up a federal tax ID number, also called an Employer Identification Number, or EIN, contact your nearest Local IRS Field Office, or call the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Hotline at 800-829-4933.
How to Get a Federal Tax ID Number OnlineYou can also apply online for an EIN via the IRS web site. The online application asks the questions, you provide the answers and, just like that, you get your EIN immediately. You can then download, save, and print your EIN confirmation notice.
Applying for a Federal Tax ID Number OnlineIf you want to apply the old-fashioned way, the form you'll need to fill out is Form SS-4, on the IRS website.
If your business does not have employees, the IRS recommends you label the top of the form SS-4 "For Identification Purposes Only."
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