Federal Employer ID Number
Learn more about IRS Requirements here.
I am a sole proprietor. Do I need an EIN?
Each business is different. Most sole proprietors identify by the owners' Social Security Number (SSN) when filing for the business.
Should I register for my Employer Identification Number first, or should I complete my registration with the Secretary of State?
It is best to register with the Secretary of State (if you intend to register with the state) before obtaining an EIN. This ensures that your business name is available when it's time to register with the IRS, State, County, and Municipal organizations.
What is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?