EIN Services for Accountants

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What EINsearch Can Bring To Your Firm

Quick And Easy EIN Lookup During Tax Season

The beginning of tax season is always marked by the rush to complete 1099s and deliver them. Using our EIN lookup and validation services helps protect your clients against the risk of penalties for incorrect information but also saves you valuable time by avoiding the need to respond to CP2100 notices and sending out B Notices

Year Round Services

There’s no need to wait for the mad rush of tax season to help your clients prepare. Whether verifying information provided on a W-9, assisting clients with vendor verifications, or getting a head start to prepare for 1099s, yearly plans are available giving you access 24/7, 365.

Where EINsearch Improves Your Organization

Saves Accountants Time And Labor

Tax season is full of deadlines and late nights. Clients are demanding and need your attention. Using services such as batch matching or our API allow organizations to reduce employee interaction thus allowing their valuable time to be focused on other endeavors. By designing our services to provide fast, easy to understand, and accurate results, we enable users to reduce the time necessary to train their staff in using our platform.

Helps Accountants Comply With Federal Laws

IRS penalties can not only be hefty, but defending a client against them can prove to be quite time consuming. Using our EIN validation and matching services will not only reduce the instances of incorrect information on filings, but also provide backup documentation to support any potential appeals or abatement requests.

So much easier to train

“Overall, it’s a good system. If I had to hone in on anything, though, it is its simplicity. That makes it so much easier to train everyone else.”

— N.P., Vida Divina

Fast, easy to work with

“They help us validate our new customers when they come onboard. They are fast, easy to work with and provide updates whenever there are any issues with the IRS. Would recommend!”

— D.O., Brightwheel

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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 To 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.

Why do Accountants Need EIN Numbers?

As a business owner, you’ll need an EIN to open a business bank account, apply for business licenses, and have you or your accountant file your tax returns.

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