An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique nine-digit number that identifies your business for tax purposes. You can think of it as the business equivalent of a social security number—although it shouldn’t be used in place of it. As a business owner, you’ll need an EIN to open a business bank account, apply for business licenses and file your tax returns.
Your inDinero team needs to know your EIN in order prepare and file your taxes. Use the following guides to figure out how to either find your existing EIN or create a new one.
See also the IRS's guide to EINs.
- No, I have not used an EIN for this business in the past
- Yes, I have used an EIN for this business in the past
- I don't know if I've ever used an EIN for this business!
You can retrieve your misplaced or forgotten EIN in a few ways:
- Prior year tax return (assuming no change in entity since then)
- Your business's bank (most require an EIN to set up an account)
- The original notice you received upon receiving your EIN
If any of those options fail to yield your EIN, then call the IRS's Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933. See their site here for more information including who they consider authorized to call for this service.
If you're not sure of your EIN status, then call the IRS's Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933. See their site here for more information including who they consider authorized to call for this service.
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