​Federal Employer ID Number

 ​                                                                                                      The Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is obtained from the                                                                                                           Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can register for one online                                                                                                     

​​ Do I need a Tax ID/ EIN?​​​​​​​​
  • Hired or will hire employees, including household employees
  • Opened a bank account that requires an EIN for banking purposes
  • Changed the legal character or ownership of your organization
  • Purchased a going business
  • Created a trust​
  • Created a pension plan as a plan administrator
  • Are a foreign person and need an EIN to comply with IRS withholding regulations
  • Are a withholding agent for taxes on non-wage income paid to an alien
  • Are a state or local agency
  • Are a federal government unit or agency
  • Formed a corporation
  • Formed a partnership
  • Administer an estate formed as a result of a person's death
  • Represent an estate that operates a business after the owner's death

 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)?

An ITIN, or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, is a tax processing number only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a Social Security Number (SSN). It is a 9-digit number, beginning with the number "9". Visit the IRS Taxpayer Identification Number page for more information.