Obtain a federal tax ID number, also known as an employer identification number, if your business has employees. You can apply online at the Internal Revenue Service website. If you apply by phone at the IRS small business helpline, 1-800-829-4933, you'll receive your number at the end of the call.
Beside this, how do I apply for a tax ID number for a business for free?
Get your EIN Now
- Go to the IRS EIN page and scroll down to the bottom and click the link that says “APPLY ONLINE NOW.” You will find the EIN number application.
- Click the “Begin Application” button to apply for EIN number.
- Answer about 10-15 quick questions.
- That's it! You just got a free EIN number.
How much does it cost to get a tax ID number for a business?
Most online companies that provide incorporation services also include a service for obtaining an EIN, often charging $75 or more. You can do this yourself for free. To apply for an EIN, all you need to fill out IRS form SS-4 or file online. The IRS does not charge any filing fee to obtain an EIN.
Do you need a tax ID number for an LLC?
Single-member LLCs may or may not need an EIN. If your LLC is a home-based business and you act as owner, manager, director and maintenance department, you are not required to have an EIN. You can simply elect to be treated as a sole proprietorship for tax purposes and use your social security number as your LLC EIN.