Do You Need an SSN to Acquire an EIN?
With so many different types of businesses in the world and all of the requirements for obtaining a business, many people wonder what are the requirements for obtaining an employer identification number (EIN). What is an EIN? An EIN, which stands for employer identification number, is also known as a federal tax identification number. This number helps the IRS identify your business as a legal and recognizable business in the United States. Obtaining an EIN through IRS-EIN-Tax-ID is a simple process as our company has an online application. Once you have your EIN, you are able to look it up in the ein number lookup through our website.
For obtaining an EIN you will need a social security number or another verifiable number. To be able to apply, applicants will need to have one of the following: a social security number, an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), or another EIN that belongs to an existing legal business. You will need one of these for the application of an EIN which is Form SS-4. You will not be able to successfully complete the application and obtain an EIN without one of the above numbers.
The first step if you do not have a social security number is to see if you are eligible to obtain one. If so, that should be completed first. If you are not eligible for an SSN, your next step would be to see if you are eligible to apply for an ITIN. If you have neither of those then you will not be able to apply with the third option, which is an EIN from an existing entity.
This is a quick process with IRS-EIN-Tax-ID’s service. The service can be completed online with an easy to follow application. This application is also extremely convenient as it is available 24 hours a day. All you need to do is fill out the form online and click submit!