17th October 2019

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Are tax identification numbers public record?

If you are a registering as a business, the Employer Identification Number is public information. If you are an individual registering as a business and providing your Social Security Number (SSN) as your EIN, it will also be viewable by the public, but will be referred to as an EIN, not a SSN.

Herein, how do I get a copy of my tax ID number?

If you have lost your EIN Verification Letter from the Department of Treasury, you can request a new one. To do so, call the IRS Business & Specialty Tax Line toll free at 1-800-829-4933 between the hours of 7am and 7pm in your local time zone. Request a 147c letter when you speak with an agent on the phone.

How do I lookup my tax ID number?

Reference the original notice issued by the IRS when you received your EIN or call the IRS Business & Specialty Tax Line at 800-829-4933. If you used it to open a bank account or get a license, contact these organizations they should be able to retrieve your number. Find an old tax return. Your EIN should be on it.

How do I get my tax ID number?

Follow these 4 steps to obtain one.
  1. If you operate a business the IRS may require you to obtain an Employee Identification Number (EIN), which is also referred to as your business tax ID number.
  2. Step 1—Determine whether you need an EIN.
  3. Step 2—Apply for an EIN.
  4. Step 3—Answer five short questions.
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