EIN Application

Apply for and quickly receive an Employer Identification Number from the IRS

What you get with this starter tool:

Virtually every new company formed in the U.S. will need an EIN.

With Startomatic, getting your company an EIN is fully automated and there's no extra charge. This Starter Tool will gather a few pieces of information and submit your completed EIN application to the IRS for you.

Who needs this starter tool:

This Starter Tool is for founders of new companies who want to quickly and painlessly submit an application for an Employer Identification Number.

This EIN Application Filing Tool can also be used by existing companies which have not yet obtained an EIN to have an EIN issued to them.

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Details about this starter tool:

Cost:

Included

Department:

Money

Company Stage:

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Frequently Asked Questions (3)

What is an EIN?
An employer identification number ('EIN'), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, is used by the IRS to identify a business entity. Think of it like a Social Security Number, but for businesses.
Is my company required to have an EIN?
Probably, yes. Your company is required to get an EIN if it is either taxed as a corporation or a partnership (which generally is the case for all corporations and LLCs with more than one owner), or falls into a number of other categories (see the IRS website on this topic, here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/do-you-need-an-ein for a full list).

Basically, it's free and fast, so you should probably get one unless you're sure you don't need one.
Is there a fee to get an EIN?
No! The IRS issues EINs for free, and unlike some other websites we won't name (hint: it rhymes with BeagleGroom), your Startomatic subscription includes everything we offer, including getting an EIN.

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