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.
Also to know is, how much does it cost to get a EIN?
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.
Is it free to apply for an EIN?
Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service. Beware of websites on the Internet that charge for this free service.
How can I get a free EIN number?
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.