Frequently Asked Questions

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Who we are

We understand the importance of your time and the abundance of choices available for filing for a new Federal Tax ID. Nevertheless, we eagerly anticipate being your preferred choice for this task. Our team of dedicated and well-informed representatives is committed to delivering unparalleled customer service and is enthusiastic about assisting you.

We work only on behalf of our clients, as an authorized e-File provider by the IRS. We have no direct association with the IRS or any government agency outside the scope of being an authorized e-File provider.

Rest assured, we will go above and beyond to make this process effortless and free of stress for you. While you focus on your business, we will handle all the necessary federal filings to obtain your documents.

How to contact us

You may contact us via the Contact Us link located at the bottom of the page.

Our Services

What is the difference between an EIN and a Tax ID Number?

An EIN can also be referred to as a Federal Tax ID Number in order to identify a business entity

Is there a fee for your service?

Our basic EIN service is free of charge. We offer priority and rush services at checkout if that fits your needs.

You also have the option to visit the IRS website and obtain your EIN for free. However, for many of our clients, this process is not as straightforward. In cases where an EIN cannot be assigned online, the IRS requires manual assignment, which involves strict adherence to their policies and guidelines. You will need to fax specific documentation and meticulously fill out official federal forms, ensuring every minute detail is accurate. Any errors on the government form, even a single incorrect box checked, will result in the rejection of your EIN application without any explanation or notice.

To save you from the hassle of spending countless hours on the phone and navigating complex instructions and forms, our trained representatives are here to assist you. They will handle the difficult government forms, prepare supplemental documentation, and communicate with the IRS to ensure your EIN is assigned.

Our website simplifies the process by helping you select the correct entity type, and our user-friendly application allows you to submit your EIN application to our trained representatives. Just like how many individuals prefer to pay a fee and have someone ensure their taxes are filed correctly, we offer our assistance to help you obtain your EIN.

What's the objective of applying for a Tax ID Number?

An EIN/TAX ID number is used by the Federal Government for the sole purpose of the identifying your business with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

What if I already have an EIN or Tax ID Number?

If you have a previously been assigned EIN but do not remember it, we can assist you in retrieving that EIN and getting the official verification letter from the IRS.

Why do I need a Tax ID Number or EIN?

You will need an EIN if any of the following apply:

  • You operate as a Partnership, LLC, Corporation, or as a Sole Proprietor
  • You have employees
  • Withhold employee taxes from wages paid to non-residential aliens.
  • File Taxation forms such as: Excise, sales, employment, or Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms.
  • Have a tax-deferred pension plan, or KEOGH.

If you operate any of the following, you will also need an EIN, in this case it is referred to as a Federal Tax ID Number:

  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Non-profits
  • Farmers co-ops
  • Real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMIC)

The lists above are not all-inclusive. Please consult a licensed professional should you have any questions.

When should I apply for a new EIN / Tax ID Number?

If you purchase an existing business, you may need a new EIN, however, this does not always apply.

If you have an EIN and only need to change the business name or address, you do not need to apply for a new EIN. You will just contact the IRS to make these changes.

If any of following actions occur, you will need to apply for a new EIN. These events are organized by entity type:

Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

  • A new charter is formed with the Secretary of State
  • You incorporate your business
  • There are many additional reasons that an LLC would need to apply for EIN; contact the well-trained professionals on this site for additional information.

Corporations

  • A new charter is formed with your Secretary of State
  • A legal merger results in a new corporation being formed
  • You are a subsidiary of a corporation using the primary corporations EIN, but become a division of that corporation

Sole Proprietors

  • You decide to incorporate your business
  • You become a Partnership
  • You purchase an existing business or inherit a business and want to operate as a sole proprietor. Sole Proprietor EINs are formed directly under an individual’s Social Security Number and cannot be transferred to another individual.

Partnerships

  • You incorporate the partnership
  • You or your partner loses or hands over their portion of the business and, subsequently, decide to conduct business as a sole proprietor.
  • If you close one partnership and decide to begin another one.

Estates

  • When money from the estate is used to create a trust; that is not an extension of the Estate.
  • You act on behalf of the estate that operates a business after the death of the estate holder

Trusts

  • Different type of trust
  • When a trust needs to be changed to an estate
  • If the classification or type of trust you previously applied for needs to be amended.

The lists above are not all-inclusive. Please consult a licensed professional should you have any questions.

How fast can I expect to receive my EIN?

In most cases you will receive your EIN the same day. If the IRS requires additional information, it may take up to two business days.

What is EIN retrieval?

If you have lost your existing EIN, we can assist in the process to retrieve it. Complete our application with the required information that must match IRS records.

What is the EIN Verification letter?

If you have an existing EIN and need the official verification letter, 147C, complete the application with the required information. The existing EIN must be included and valid in the application.

TaxIDSupport.com is an authorized e-File provider helping clients obtain Federal Tax ID Numbers from the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS"). We specialize in working with clients to obtain their documents in a timely manner. TaxIDSupport.com only works on behalf of our clients and is not affiliated, in any way, with any government agency.

TaxIDSupport.com offers a paid service in which our staff prepares and submits your Federal Tax ID Application to the IRS on your behalf. Alternatively, you can visit the IRS.gov website and complete your application for a new Federal Tax ID at no charge. TaxIDSupport.com does not verify the information submitted on your application. We do not offer any legal, financial, or other professional advice outside the scope of our service. If you need legal advice related to your business, please contact a licensed attorney.

Why choose TaxIDSupport.com? We are an authorized e-File provider for the IRS to process applications for new Federal Tax ID Numbers on behalf of our clients. We are strictly a business-to-business (B2B) service helping new businesses file and submit new applications in order to streamline the process. We provide a very simplified application process which reduces errors and allows us to obtain your documents in a quicker timeframe. If any issues do arise, our dedicated support staff are here to help. You can speak directly with us by visiting our contact page.