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Texas EIN Numbers What You Need to Know

Nearly Every Business In Texas Is Required To Apply For An EIN Number In Order To Hire Employees, Pay Taxes, And More

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How Do EIN Numbers Work In Texas?

EIN stands for Employer Identification Number, also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number or FEIN. It’s a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) for business  tax purposes. 

In most situations, you need an EIN to open a business bank account, a business credit card, get business licenses, and even get business loans, if you need one. 

What Types Of Texas Business Entities Need An EIN?

Your business needs an EIN if it fits the following qualifications:

  • You have employees.
  • Your business needs to file alcohol, tobacco, firearms, or other excise tax returns
  • You pay a franchise tax
  • You maintain a Keogh Plan
  • You’re an incorporation or partnership
  • You’re a non-profit organization

Who Does Not Need An EIN In Texas?

You don’t need an EIN if you’re forming a Limited Liability Company. (LLC), a limited partnership, or if you’re a sole proprietorship without employees.

How To Apply For An EIN Number In Texas

Fortunately, there are a couple ways you can apply for an EIN. You can apply online, or print out an SS-4 form and mail it in. You need a valid taxpayer number to apply, like an SSN or ITIN, and only the business owner can file it.

You can also call the toll-free number at 800-829-4933 with any questions, or fax at 859-669-5780 from 7. am to 10 pm Eastern Standard Time.

To apply you need the legal name of the business, the legal name of the business owner, the mailing address of the business, and the social security number of the business owner. 

Different Types of Federal Tax Identification Numbers In Texas

There are a few types of tax ID numbers, each with a specific purpose: 

  • Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to US citizens, permanent residents, and temporary working residents.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)is a nine-digit number issued to businesses. It’s also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number.
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax number assigned to resident and non-resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who are not eligible for an SSN.

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