How to get your EIN

So you’ve formed your business – whether it’s a sole proprietorship or a corporation – and you’re ready for the next step…time to get your EIN.

Your EIN is essentially a Social Security Number for your business. You’ll use it when you file your federal taxes annually, and it’s a requirement for getting a business bank account. So it’s a must have.

I was really intimidated at the thought of applying for one. Dealing with the IRS can be really intimidating (especially if you’re the Tea Party…ZING!). But as it turns out, this is SUPER easy to do:

  1. Fill out this form
  2. Print it off
  3. Sign and date it at the bottom
  4. Mail it to the following address:
    Internal Revenue Service
    Attn: EIN Operation
    Cincinnati, OH 45999

Turns out, it was easier than getting my LLC.