Do You Need an EIN?
You will need an EIN if you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions. For your convenience, clicking on the "Yes" option will take you directly to How to apply for an EIN.
Daily Limitation of an Employer Identification Number
Effective May 21, 2012, to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service will limit Employer Identification Number (EIN) issuance to one per responsible party per day. This limitation is applicable to all requests for EINs whether online or by fax or mail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
|Do you have employees?||YES||NO|
|Do you operate your business as a corporation or a partnership?||YES||NO|
|Do you file any of these tax returns: Employment, Excise, or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?||YES||NO|
|Do you withhold taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien?||YES||NO|
|Do you have a Keogh plan?||YES||NO|
Are you involved with any of the following types of organizations?
|Are you required to report an export shipment in the Automated Export System (AES)?
Note: For more information on Foreign Trade Regulations export filing requirements, please contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Trade Regulations Branch on 1-800-549-0595, Option 3, or email@example.com.