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Form SS-4 & Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Question: Is an employer identification number the same as a tax identification number?
- An employer identification number (EIN), also known as a federal tax identification number, is a type of taxpayer identification number (TIN) that is used to identify a business entity including a trust or estate.
- If you are required to report employment taxes or excise taxes, or to give tax statements to employees or annuitants, you need an EIN.
- Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business
- Publication 3402 (PDF) Taxation of Limited Liability Companies
- Publication 1635 (PDF), Understanding Your EIN
Category: Small Business, Self Employed, Other Business
Subcategory: Form SS 4 & Employer Identification Number (EIN)