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EIN / Tax ID Numbers

An Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a federal tax identification number, identifies a business entity. Generally, all businesses need an EIN. An EIN is a nine-digit number that the Internal Revenue Service assigns to a business. The IRS uses the number to identify taxpayers that are required to file various business tax returns.

For additional information, please contact the Internal Revenue Service at 800-829-4933 or