What is an EIN?

What is an EIN? (Employer Identification Number)

Nicknames, Descriptions, Explanations and everything else you need to know about an EIN.


EIN is an abbreviation for Employer Identification Number, Employer Identification Numbers go by many names such as:

  • EIN Number
  • Employer Identification Number
  • Employer ID
  • TIN
  • Tax Identification Number
  • TIN Number
  • Tax ID
  • Tax ID Number
  • TID

Now that we know the many names that an EIN can go by lets continue and explain, what is an EIN?

An EIN (Employer Identification Number) is a 9 digit number given out by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) you can file for one online. These numbers are assigned to identify tax accounts for businesses, trusts and estates and other financial entities.

You can file for one online and get assistance with filing your articles of incorporation or other documents.

You may not even know you need all documents you may need in order to use your employer id number by filing online here or you can file by Mail or Fax or self file with the IRS.

Often times businesses, trusts and estates that need a number hire law firms and spend between $500 and $1,500 just for a complete filing package.

Many online services offer Employer Identification Numbers with assistance and other necessary filings for as little as $150

With research you can file a lot of the supporting documents that may be needed yourself.

Be sure to research your state as well as federal laws governing your specific business entity, trust or estate.

If you’re unfamiliar with the legal aspects, state and federal articles and filings needed to execute a new business we suggest hiring an online state and federal filing company to process your employer identification number and supporting documents.

Filing companies make it easy by asking you in a questionnaire format what type you need and associated questions with your entity type.

IRS EIN Number

After they’ll help you determine which supporting documents you already have and the others you will and may need then they will file them for you.

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