If you’re starting a business, you need an EIN – Employer Identification Number. Your EIN is used to identify your business for tax purposes.
You can now apply for an EIN online through a simple, question-driven process. It’s free, and you’ll receive your EIN immediately after completing the online questionnaire.
Even if you already have an EIN but the ownership or structure of your business has changed, you will probably need a new number.
Fortunately, you can find out all you will need to know about EINS, such as how to cancel yours or what to do if you’ve misplaced it, on IRS.gov. (Type in keyword “EIN”.)