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IRS EIN / Tax ID Entity Types

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A Limited Liability Company or LLC is a type of legal structure that provides the limited liability features of a Corporation and the tax efficiencies and operational flexibility of a Partnership. The "owners" of an LLC are referred to as "members." The members can consist of a single individual (one owner), two or more individuals, corporations or other LLCs.

Sole Proprietor / Individual

A Sole Proprietor is one individual who owns an unincorporated business that pays personal income tax on profits from the business. With little government regulation, they are the simplest business type to set up or take apart, making them popular among individual self contractors or business owners. Sole Proprietors can include Freelancers, Independent Contractors, Household Employers and any business owner that doesn't have partners.

Estate of Deceased Individual

An Estate consists of the real and/or personal property of the deceased person. The estate pays any debts owed by the decedent and distributes the balance of the estate's assets to the beneficiaries of the estate. An estate arises on a person's death whether the person died with or without a will.

Trust (All Types)

A Trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. Trusts can be arranged in many ways and can specify exactly how and when the assets pass to the beneficiaries.

Non-Profit Organization (NPO)

A Non-Profit Organization or NPO is an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends. Although Non-Profit Organizations are permitted to generate surplus revenues, they must be retained by the organization for its self-preservation, expansion, or plans.


A Partnership is a single business where two or more people share ownership. Each partner contributes to all aspects of the business, including money, property, labor or skill. In return, each partner shares in the profits and losses of the business.

S-Corporation (S-Corp)

An S-Corporation or S-Corp is a special type of corporation created through an IRS tax election. An eligible domestic corporation can avoid double taxation once to the corporation and again to the shareholders by electing to be treated as an S-Corporation.


A Corporation or C Corporation is an independent legal entity owned by shareholders. This means that the corporation itself, not the shareholders that own it, is held legally liable for the actions and debts the business incurs.

The Process Explained

We are a private company that is not affiliated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or any other government agency. If you wish to deal with the IRS directly you can do so by visiting their website at Our forms are all 1-page in length and have been optimized to save you time and eliminate guesswork. Choose your business entity type and complete the simple application. It’s a quick and easy 3-step process.

Step 1 - Complete your EIN Application using our optimized online form.

Step 2 - Receive your new EIN Number via email in a printable format.

Step 3 - Print your EIN Confirmation and use it for business purposes.

The process of applying for a new EIN can be confusing and complicated for individuals and business owners alike. Whether you’re a business owner, sole proprietor, entrepreneur, responsible party, or executor of an estate, we’ll work directly with the IRS on your behalf as your assigned third party designee to alleviate any stress involved with applying for an EIN making sure your filing is done accurately and in a timely manner. Our team of experts is standing by ready to process your application.


We ensure your EIN application is filed in a timely manner and review it for accuracy. From regulations to red tape, we’ll make sure the process is as simple as possible so you can focus on other business matters.


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Frequently asked questions

What is a Federal Tax ID Number or EIN?

An EIN is similar to a Social Security Number (SSN) in that it is used by the IRS to identify businesses for tax related purposes. An EIN is a unique 9-digit number that never expires. As a business owner you will likely require an EIN to open a business bank account, apply for business licenses, file your taxes and hire employees. Regardless of what type of business you have, it is always a good idea to get an EIN. Once an EIN has been assigned to a business it belongs to the registered business indefinitely.

Is a Federal Tax ID Number and EIN the same thing?

Yes, a Federal Tax ID Number (Tax ID) and Employer Identification Number (EIN) is the same thing. Other common names for a Tax ID / EIN include:

  • Employer ID
  • Taxpayer ID
  • TIN and FEIN

What are the most common reasons people get an EIN?

There are several reasons why people get an EIN, but the most common include:

  • To start a business
  • To open a bank account
  • To hire employees
  • To file taxes
  • To purchase a business
  • For any other IRS regulations, not listed here

How long will it take to receive my EIN?

All EIN Applications will be processed within the delivery time frame you select at checkout if you place your order during business hours. If you place your order outside of business hours your EIN Application will be processed the following business day depending on the delivery time frame you select. The only exception is in the event the IRS requires additional documentation or our EIN specialists need additional information from you. In both of these cases we will contact you via email or phone with more specific details on how to proceed.

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What Entity Type Do You Need An Ein (Tax Id) For?

Limited Liability Company (LLC)


A Limited Liability Company (LLC) combines the features and characteristics of Corporations and Partnerships, which makes them the perfect entity choice for many traditional and modern day business types.

  • Easy to organize
  • Limited personal liability
  • Avoid double taxation
  • Pass-through entity, unless LLC elects to be taxed as a C-Corporation
  • Flexibility in business ownership
  • Less administrative expenses and record keeping

Sole Proprietor / Individual


A Sole Proprietor is a person who owns and operates their own business venture. Sole Proprietors control their companies by themselves giving them complete and total control to make all business decisions.

  • Easy to setup
  • Pride of ownership
  • Retention of all profits
  • No special taxes
  • Flexibility of being your own boss
  • Few government regulations
  • All profits to owner

Estate of Deceased Individual


An Estate is all of the property that a person leaves behind when they pass away. When distributing the assets, both the gross estate and the probate estate totals are calculated for tax and distribution purposes.

  • Provide for your family
  • Get property to loved ones quickly
  • Save your family from difficult decisions
  • Reduce taxes
  • Make retirement easier
  • Plan for incapacity
  • Minimize expenses

Trust (All Types)


A legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the right to manage the trustor's assets or property for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary or beneficiaries).

  • Reduced estate taxes
  • Desired asset allocations
  • Avoid court fees and probate
  • Creditor protection
  • Asset protection
  • Keep wills private
  • Keep estate planning private

Non-Profit Organization (NPO)


A Non-Profit Organization (NPO) is one which is not driven by profit, but instead is driven by dedication to a given cause that is the target of all income beyond what it takes to operate the organization.

  • Perpetual existence
  • Limited liability protection
  • Tax exempt status
  • Access to grants
  • Credibility
  • Separate entity status
  • Public and private incentives



A Partnership is a business type where a formal agreement between two or more people is made and agreed to be the co-owners, distribute responsibilities for running a business and share the income or losses.

  • Easy formation
  • Large resources
  • Flexibility
  • Risk sharing
  • Combination of different skills
  • Combined capital
  • Distributed workloads

S-Corporation (S-Corp)


With an S-Corporation business owners can select how they wish to be taxed, and it's a tax designation that can make a big difference in how much you pay in taxes, and how to handle profits and distribute shares.

  • Flow-through taxation
  • Distinct, court-recognized existence
  • Unlimited number of management
  • Limited liability for management
  • Good privacy protection
  • Great income splitting potential
  • No state residency requirements

C-Corporation (C-Corp)


A C-Corporation (also known as a C-Corp) is an independent legal entity owned by shareholders. The corporation itself, not the shareholders that own it, is held legally liable for the actions and debts the business incurs.

  • Separate legal identity
  • Limited liability for owners
  • Perpetual existence
  • Separation between ownership and management
  • No restrictions on who can hold shares
  • Readily transferable shares



A church is any place of worship including synagogues, mosques and temples regardless of its adherents' faith or religious belief. The IRS recognizes churches as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations if they meet the requirements.

  • Eligibility for grants
  • Eligibility for special mailing rates
  • Viewed as a legal entity separate from members
  • Limited liability
  • Fast expansion potential
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