Apply For Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Apply for and obtain an EIN. Once the application is completed, the information is validated during the online session, and an EIN is issued immediately. The online application process is available for all entities whose principal business, office or agency, or legal residence (in the case of an individual), is located in the United States or U.S. Territories. The principal officer, general partner, grantor, owner, trustor etc. must have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (Social Security Number, Employer Identification Number, or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) in order to use the online application.
Gather the information you will need to apply for the EIN. For example, Form SS-4 will ask you to provide information about the trust including the name of the trust, the trustee’s name, and the mailing address for the trust. In addition, the IRS will want to know the grantor’s Social Security number, the type of trust and the date the trust was funded.
Obtain Form SS-4 from the IRS. The form is available on the IRS website, and through one of the IRS local offices.
Complete Form SS-4 according to the instructions to obtain an Employment Identification Number, or EIN. The EIN is the same thing as a trust’s federal taxpayer identification number, or TIN. You can complete Form SS-4 online, by phone, fax or through the mail.
Wait to receive the EIN. If you apply for an EIN online or over the phone, the IRS will issue the number immediately.
Completing Your Ein Application
Once you choose your entity type above and successfully submit your application, our EIN experts will then review your application and promptly send your EIN to you via email, upon IRS approval.
You no longer have to fax in your SS-4 form. Simply answer the questions on the EIN application and we will deliver your EIN to you today!