In order to file federal tax returns, businesses are generally required to have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This number is used to uniquely identify each business entity. You can apply for an EIN on the IRS website, via a free, interview style process. Click the link below to apply for an EIN, and also learn more about EINs and the process of obtaining one for your business.
See the IRS Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) Online webpage for more information.
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