Methods to Apply For an EIN

Welcome back trucking nation. With the tax season 2015-16 running on the wheels, don’t forget to e-file your tax return online with Among the documents, you need to file your return EIN plays the most important role. EIN or employee Identification Number is an identification number for IRS to recognize you. The combination of the EIN and the name of the taxpayer is revised into unique identifier for each taxpayer. And, you stand responsible to provide the correct EIN while filing or your return would be rejected if the same doesn’t match.

If you don’t remember your EIN while filing your return or you has accidently misplaced it, reach IRS at 1-866-699-4096 and they would look into it for you.

Today, we are going to tell you how to apply for an EIN.

EIN Via Online:

With the technology growing rapidly, you can sit wherever you are, and apply for EIN in minutes through the online portal. Visit and click on Businesses, then click on Employer Identification Numbers (it’s on the left hand side of the page under “Topics”) for more information. It method has proved to be the easiest method to apply EIN and this won’t consume much of your time either.

EIN Via Phone Call:

If you don’t wish to choose online methodologies, you can apply for an EIN through a phone call. Dial 1-800-829-4933 and explain them about your new application for EIN. To keep you informed, this method is slightly time consuming and you cannot e-file your tax return immediately since IRS takes some time to update the new EINs in their database. Wait for a while, 15-20 days and try e-filing. If your return is not acknowledged, check with IRS.

EIN via Mail:

Another method in the list is applying EIN through mail and you will receive your EIN within 4 weeks. You need to ensure that form SS-4 (PDF) contains all of the required information. If it is determined that the entity needs a new EIN, you will be assigned the appropriate procedures for the entity type and mailed the same.

EIN via Fax:

Also, you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS.

So here are the methods applicable to apply for an EIN. Just to stay cautious, without an EIN, you cannot report and e-file your tax returns. And if you are new to the taxation world, you need someone who can guide you with proper information. Don’t worry; we have our expertise to save you from big blunders. Reach them at (347)515–2290, or email to And don’t forget, e-filing is the best option when compared to paper filing. And stay happy. You will receive your schedule 1 copy in minutes.