Applying for an EIN is an easy process with our easy to use system on our website. When you apply online, your application will be processed within the next business day, and your EIN number will be delivered promptly thereafter. However, there are certain times of the day after business hours or on weekends in which we cannot process the EIN in a twenty-four hour period. In that case, you might want to utilize the Tax ID Lookup to determine the status of your application and EIN.
When it comes to using your federal tax ID number, it is important to note a few facts about when you can use it. While you will receive your EIN within a short amount of time, the process for your EIN to be verified with the IRS can take up to two weeks. Until you receive the official documentation from the IRS that your tax ID number has been verified, you cannot use your EIN for filing a tax return or making a tax payment, otherwise, you are free to use the EIN for other purposes. This means that if you are applying for an EIN number within a close amount of time to filing your taxes, you need to allow for the amount of time it takes for your number to be verified with the IRS.
Until you receive the official documentation from the IRS that your tax ID number has been verified, you cannot use your EIN for filing a tax return or making a tax payment.
Any other activities you might need your EIN number for are perfectly okay prior to receiving confirmation from the IRS, such as opening a bank account or applying for business permits.
For all of your EIN needs, let the professionals at IRS-EIN-Tax-ID guide you through the process of obtaining an EIN number for your business so that you can handle all of your business needs.