An Employer Identification Number, or EIN, is a nine-digit unique number used by the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, for the identification of businesses. An EIN is used for filing taxes, opening business bank accounts, applying for business credit cards are loans, and for business licenses. If you are unsure or have misplaced your EIN, it can be difficult completing some tasks related to your business. However, there are a few sources, such as an EIN filing service, that make finding your EIN number quite simple.
Business Tax Return
Business tax returns that you have previously filed show your EIN number. To locate your EIN, check the upper right-hand corner of your tax return. It may also be on any attachments or schedules with your return. Tax returns that you may have filed as a business include employment tax returns, annual income tax return, and federal unemployment tax returns.
Correspondence with IRS
Your EIN number is displayed in the upper corner on any letters that you have received from the IRS. IRS correspondence may include letters from your initial formation, information about returns you have previously files, bills, form requests, etc.
Gov Doc Filing or Other Third Parties
If you use a payroll service or accountant, have a business bank/credit account, or if you have applied for business licenses, you provided your EIN number to open the accounts or establish services. If so, contact one of their representatives who can supply you with the number.
However, if you have used an online EIN filing service, such as Gov Doc Filing to apply for your EIN number, they may be able to provide you with the number. Gov Doc Filing services offer business owners a simple, secure, and quick way to apply for an EIN number.
If you are still unable to find the number, contact the IRS to speak with someone who can provide you with your EIN number.