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With EINSearch.com, federal tax identification numbers are just seconds away. Whether searching our internal database of over 20 million verified EINS, or validating an EIN through our direct link to the IRS, results are fast, easy and accurate.
Our simple-to-navigate service eliminates the hassle of registering with the IRS and makes it convenient to train employees on a single system.
How using an EIN Lookup service can help your business
Accurate results are available within seconds. Our easy-to-navigate system saves valuable time when training employees and integrating our services into compliance programs.
EINs are integral to many Due Diligence compliance programs and required when issuing 1099s during tax season. Avoid hefty fines, penalties, and compliance risk with validated and accurate EINs.
Validating and matching EINs to correct business names helps authenticate customer-provided information, which enhances due diligence programs and reduces identity theft and fraudulent activities.
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To register, provide your business information to create your account. Once you’re done, an email verification link will be sent to you.
Once you purchase a plan, your order will be on hold until one of our agents verifies your order. Orders are verified Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST (during tax season we verify orders until 9 PM EST).
After your order has been verified by our team, login to your account and start searching and/or verifying!
What is an EIN?
The term EIN is commonly used interchangeably with TIN. A TIN, otherwise known as a tax identification number, is a unique number issued to a business, person, or other legal entity. There are several types of Tax Identification Numbers to include an Employee Identification Number (EIN), a social security number (SSN), or an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
These unique nine-digit numbers are used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and many other institutions such as banks and government entities to help identify a person, business or other legal entity.
When do businesses need an EIN?
Businesses need an EIN for almost everything they do. Whether you form a business entity, a trust, operate as a sole proprietorship, or self-employed, we recommend all business owners not wishing to use their Social Security Number as their TIN apply for an EIN as soon as they begin to operate.
What are EINs used for?
Whether operating as a sole proprietor, self-employed or as a business entity, EINs are used almost daily. From filing a tax return or submitting a document to the IRS or other government entity, to opening a bank account or applying for a loan or credit, EINs are used to identify the individual or business providing the record.
When do you need another company’s EIN?
EINs are regularly used to identify the existence of an entity by many institutions and government bodies. Thus, you may need a company’s EIN when seeking to validate/verify their information. Some of the most common places you would need a company’s EIN is when preparing a Form 1099 to submit to the IRS, preparing a business’ tax return, or looking to process an important application such as opening a bank account, a loan application, or insurance underwriting.
Why are EINs beneficial to have?
An EIN is a unique identifier to your business or legal entity. Often times, individuals want to protect their Social Security Numbers (and rightfully so). Using an EIN to identify your business allows you to protect your personal social security number while still maintaining a recognized and accepted identifier as you conduct your affairs.
How do I apply for an EIN?
Applying for an EIN is done directly through the IRS website and by using Form SS-4 Application for Employee Identification Number. The Form, as well as instructions to complete the form can be found at the following links: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf (application); https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iss4.pdf (instructions)
Additionally, the IRS allows individuals to apply for a new EIN directly online. The process takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes and you can download your EIN confirmation letter immediately. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online Using this link, you simply choose the “Apply Now” button in the middle of the page and complete the application.