FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an EIN (Tax ID) Number?
A Federal Tax ID Number or Employer Identification Number is also referred to as an EIN, TIN and FEIN. It is similar to a Social Security Number (SSN) in that it is used by the Internal Revenue Service for tax identification purposes. An EIN is issued with a unique 9-digit number in the following sample format: XX-XXXXXXX. EIN Numbers do not expire and will only be issued to a Sole Proprietor once. Any of the following entity types must be issued an EIN to conduct business: LLC, Corporation, Partnership, S-Corporation, Non Profit Organization, etc. When an EIN has been assigned by the IRS to a business entity, it becomes the permanent Federal Tax ID Number for that entity.
Why do I need an EIN (Tax ID)?
There are several reasons why you might need an EIN (Tax ID) Number, but the most common include: starting a new business, opening a bank account, hiring of 1 or more employees, operating a new LLC, forming an Estate after a death, filing federal income taxes, establishing a Trust account, organizing a Non-Profit, getting a business license and other IRS compliance reasons.
How long will it take to receive my EIN (Tax ID)?

We offer the following processing and delivery options:

  • Standard Delivery - Your Official IRS Tax ID / EIN will be sent to you via email in 1-2 days.
  • Instant Delivery - Your Official IRS Tax ID / EIN will be sent to you via email in 60 minutes or less.

To start select your entity type and fill out the Tax ID Application using our simplified web form. Once you submit your application it will be assigned to one of our agents for processing. Following approval, your Official IRS Tax ID (EIN) Number will be delivered to you via e-mail in a printable format for you to use immediately. Approximately 4 weeks following the issuance of your Tax ID you will receive your official IRS correspondence via postal mail which you can use to file a tax return online, etc.

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Who can apply for an EIN (Tax ID) Number?
Anyone can apply for a Tax ID that has a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If you do not have a SSN or ITIN you will need to obtain one before you apply for a Tax ID Number.
Is there a difference between an EIN and Tax ID Number?
There is no difference between an EIN and a Tax ID Number. However, there is another number referred to as a State Tax ID Number which should not be confused with a Federal Tax ID Number or Employer Identification Number (EIN).
What is the EIN (Tax ID) service fee for?
Our fee is for our simplified online form, for filling out and making revisions to your form, for submitting your application electronically or via fax to the IRS, and for third party designee representation services. We do not charge for the SS-4 form or EIN Confirmation notice, as these forms and notifications can be obtained for no cost from the IRS website at irs.gov. We charge a one-time fee for our service and the cost varies depending on which processing and delivery option you choose. Our Standard Delivery is $227 and our Instant Delivery is $247. Our Instant Delivery Service is only available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm CST.
Why should I use IRS-EIN-Tax-ID-Number.com instead of the IRS?
IRS-EIN-Tax-ID-Number.com offers several features and benefits included in our service that you won’t find directly from the IRS. Sure you can work with the IRS directly to obtain your Tax ID Number (EIN) for no fee and with that in mind we are continuously evolving our service to include features and benefits not offered by the IRS.
Below you’ll find a few highlights of our service:
  1. Ease of Use – The IRS website is full of a wide range of services whereas our website is dedicated to applying for and obtaining a Tax ID. Even when you finally navigate your way to the Tax ID Application on the IRS website it can be confusing. We’ve taken a lot of time and feedback from our users to design our Tax ID Applications to be user-friendly leaving nothing to guess.
  2. User-Friendly Application – Our Tax ID Applications are simplified 1-page forms whereas the irs.gov EIN Applications is multiple pages for a single entity. Our applications also include help topics for every single input field to help guide you step-by-step throughout the entire process. On average it takes 5 minutes or less to complete our Tax ID Application.
  3. EIN Specialist Representation – The minute we receive your EIN application it will be assigned to one of our EIN Specialist who will work on your behalf with the IRS to obtain and deliver your EIN to you by email in a printable format. Your dedicated EIN Specialist will assume all communications with the IRS on your behalf saving you valuable time in the process. Should any issues arise relating to your EIN application no need to be concerned because our EIN Specialists have years of experience and will perform all of the required work for you.
  4. Knowledgeable Support Team – We take pride in assisting our customers obtain their Tax ID / EIN Number from the IRS in a fast and efficient manner. Our agents put their experience to work on each and every Tax ID Application they process with the IRS. When dealing with a large government agency on your own it can be an intimidating and daunting task. With our service you can rest easy knowing our agents are working for you.
  5. No Wait Time – When dealing with the IRS direct, you may be required to apply for a Tax ID by phone or fax. We’ve personally waited on hold to speak with numerous IRS agents for over 1 hour regarding our various customers Tax ID Applications. Our customers never have to wait on hold to speak to the IRS because we do it for them.
  6. Email Support – We offer support via email whereas the IRS does not. No matter how simple or complex your question is the IRS will not address your inquiry via email. You are forced to call them to speak with a live agent to get your questions answered. Our service on the other hand includes email support and optional phone support if you prefer to speak with a live agent without having to wait on hold for long periods of time. Even in the event our agents are busy and you leave us a message you can expect a call back quickly.
  7. 24x7 Application Availability – Our Tax ID Application is available online 24x7 for your convenience. The IRS Tax ID / EIN Application is only available Monday-Friday from 6am to 9pm CST. With our service you can apply for your new Tax ID / EIN Number when it’s convenient for you.
  8. SS-4 Form Completion – The IRS provides Tax ID applicants with a confirmation notice, but that doesn’t always suffice to meet your business and/or personal needs. For example, some banks will not allow you to open a new business bank account with just a Tax ID / EIN Confirmation, but instead require you to have a completed SS-4 Form on record. IRS-EIN-Tax-ID-Number.com can provide you with both a Tax ID / EIN Confirmation and completed SS-4 Form at no additional charge.
  9. Online Tax ID Backup – Several of our customers come back to us requesting a backup copy of their Tax ID Number because they’ve either lost or misplaced theirs and cannot remember it. Upon such requests, once we validate your credentials we will gladly furnish you with a backup copy of your Tax ID Number the same business day. If you request a backup copy of your Tax ID from the IRS you’ll have to call in and wait on hold, but not with our service.
  10. EIN Error Resolution – Several of our clients come to us after applying for an EIN on their own with the IRS which resulted in an error. It’s unfortunate that so many EIN applicants end up getting errors without much clarification on what the errors mean or how to resolve them. Our EIN Specialists are well-versed with EIN application errors and can help you avoid them and resolve them in a timely manner. In any event, if our EIN Specialists cannot obtain your EIN for you we will gladly refund your service fee in full with no questions asked.
  11. Application Compatibility – Regardless of which device type you prefer to use our EIN application forms are compatible offering you piece of mind and convenience. Our EIN application forms are also compatible with all the latest internet browsers as well as several older internet browsers. This helps to make your experience a smooth one when using our service to apply for your EIN.
  12. Smart EIN System – Over the years we’ve assisted tens of thousands of applicants obtain their EIN from the IRS. During this time, we’ve developed a proprietary backend system that automates several time-consuming tasks involved with the EIN application process. Our system is smart and understands the EIN process on a granular level. Rest assured our EIN specialists are using this technology when processing your EIN application. For example: our system is capable of easily identifying common errors and omissions that may be associated with your EIN application and it streamlines processes when EIN applications result in any variety of errors.
  13. Secure Application Process – We value information security above all other. We’ve taken several measures to make sure data entered on our website is secure. We are PCI Compliant meaning we are in full compliance with a set of security standards set forth to protect credit card data and we comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Furthermore, all sensitive information entered on our website is secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 256-bit encryption. Simply put, your connection to our website is protected by a 256-bit advanced encryption key which is the same encryption security used by banks. We do not store any personal financial information.
  14. Apply at Your Own Pace – Our application allows you to apply for an EIN at your own pace. Our application has NO session timeouts or expiration restraints. When using our service to apply for an EIN you can start your application in the morning and finish it later that evening or even the following day if that’s what fits best into your schedule. When using the IRS Online EIN Assistant to apply for an EIN you can’t start your application and finish it 20 minutes later unless you want to start all over from scratch. According to the IRS, “Your session will expire after 15 minutes of inactivity, and you will need to start over.”
Can I cancel my EIN (Tax ID) order?
If you place an order for a new Tax ID / EIN Number using our service and our agents have not obtained your Tax ID, you can contact us for a full refund.
Does an EIN (Tax ID) expire?
A Tax ID doesn’t have an expiration date. It’s good for the life of the entity or person in the case of a Sole Proprietor. Please note that Sole Proprietors can only be issued one Tax ID Number from the IRS.
What is the fee for your service?
Depending on how quickly you need your EIN (Tax ID) Number we offer the following processing options. With Standard Delivery your EIN (Tax ID) will be delivered to you via email in 1-2 business days for $227. With Instant Delivery your EIN (Tax ID) will be delivered to you via email in 60 minutes or less for $247. Your EIN (Tax ID) will be sent to you securely via email within the timeframe you select. If you submit your application for Instant Delivery after 7pm CST on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday it will be fulfilled on the following Monday before 10am CST.
Do you honor refund requests?
We do honor refund requests in the event you request the cancellation of your order before our specialists submit your EIN (Tax ID) Application for processing. If you request the cancellation after our specialists have submitted your EIN (Tax ID) Application for processing your refund request will be denied. To send us a service cancellation or refund request give us a call or send us an email. If your refund request is approved, the funds taken from your credit card for our service fee will be returned in full within 3-5 business days or less. If your EIN (Tax ID) Application results with a Reference 101 error, we will email and/or fax you additional details on the next steps you will need to take in order for us to proceed with processing your application. In the event we are unable to obtain your EIN (Tax ID) due to a Reference 101 error, we will issue you a refund for the total payment less a $25 processing fee. Refunds resulting from our inability to obtain your EIN (Tax ID) due to a Reference 101 error will be issued on the following business day and we will send you an email confirming the refund has been issued.