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Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Apply for an EIN online even without an SSN

Welcome to our simple online EIN tool for obtaining a Tax ID (EIN) for your company in 24 hours.

Read more below, or start a Tax ID form now.

A Federal Tax ID, also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is a free nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service for banking, tax filing, and other business purposes.

The requirements to prepare the SS-4 form to apply for a Tax ID can vary greatly depending on the circumstances. The IRS’s own estimates for preparing and filing the form is several hours. So you can spend hours doing it on your own, you can wait in line or on hold for help from IRS agents, you can even try navigating the massive IRS website. Or, for less than two hundred dollars, our value-added Tax ID service can do it all for you in minutes.

Starting with our brief online form, everything you see will apply only to your and your specific situation. We’ll use the information you submit to securely obtain your Tax ID / EIN, which you may use immediately for most purposes.


How can I contact Australia-Offshore?

You can e-mail us at contact@Australia-offshore.com or by using the Contact Us page of this site. Our phone number is +61 451 673 770. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm. Our specialists look forward to assisting you.

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What is a Federal Tax ID?

Also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or government tax ID, a Federal Tax ID is like a Social Security Number for your business. It is a unique 9 digit number (ex. 12-3456789) that the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies use to identify your business for tax filing and other purposes

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What is an EIN?

EIN stands for Employer Identification Number, which is another name for a Federal Tax ID or government tax ID.

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Do I need a Federal Tax ID/EIN?

Federal Tax IDs apply to many different groups, including:
• Individuals/Sole Proprietors
• Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
• Corporations
• S-Corporations
• Partnerships
• Trusts
• Estates
• Non-Profits
• Other employers and business entity types

Generally, if any of the following are true you will need to acquire a Federal Tax ID:
• You need to pay business taxes.
• You have one or more employees.
• You want to open a business bank account.
• You want to start a line of business credit.
• You form an LLC, Corporation, or Partnership.
• You change from one business entity type to another such as from an Individual/Sole Proprietor to an LLC.
• You are starting a Keogh Plan, also known as a Self-Employed Pension.
• You want to bid for a federal government contract.

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What is the filing process?

We realize you don’t have the time to wait in line, wait on the phone, or navigate huge websites. And you certainly don’t have the time to decipher confusing multi-purpose paper forms. So we’ve developed a custom one-page online form that asks only the questions needed for your unique filing situation. Typical completion time is no longer than 5 minutes, and the form is secured for your privacy. Then we prepare government form SS-4 and obtain your signature on it, authorizing us to work with the Internal Revenue Service to acquire and deliver your Federal Tax ID.

Sometimes as a result of the filing process we find out that clarification and/or more information is required from you, and if that is the case we will contact you by e-mail from contact@Australia-Offshore.com.

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Who can use this service?

The online form is available for all business entity types registerd in the USA including:
• Individuals/Sole Proprietors
• Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
• Corporations
• S-Corporations
• Partnerships
• Trusts
• Estates
• Non-Profits
• Other employers and business entity types

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What is the service fee?

  • Express Service 60 minutes: $200
  • 24 hours Service : $150
  • Regular Service 3 days: $120
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How long will it take to receive my EIN?

Your Federal Tax ID can be delivered by e-mail within 60 minutes of providing your signature during business hours. Other delivery options are also available such as 1 business day service and 3 business day service.

The ID can be used immediately for most of your business needs including opening a bank account, applying for local business licenses, and filing a tax return by mail.

However it can take up to 15 days after receiving your ID to receive official documents in the mail which indicate that your ID has become part of the Internal Revenue Service’s permanent records. And you must wait until this occurs before you can file an electronic tax return, make an electronic tax payment, or pass an Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Identification Number matching program.

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Can I use my EIN as soon as I receive it?

Yes. Your EIN can be used immediately for most of your business needs including opening a bank account, applying for local business licenses, and filing a tax return by mail.

However it can take up to 15 days after receiving your EIN to receive official documents in the mail which indicate that your EIN has become part of the Internal Revenue Service’s permanent records. And you must wait until this occurs before you can file an electronic tax return, make an electronic tax payment, or pass an Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Identification Number matching program.

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How do I check the status of my order?

Feel free to contact us to check the status of your application.

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Why is receiving my EIN taking longer than expected?

Below are some common issues that can delay the delivery of an EIN, along with solutions to them. Please check to see if one of them applies to you and if not, please contact us:

• Have you been watching the inbox of the e-mail address you provided with your order? Sometimes clarification and/or additional information are required from you and if that is the case, we will attempt to contact you by e-mail from contact@Australia-Offshore.com. One thing that might cause this is a name and social security number not matching due to marital name changes that was never properly filed with the Social Security Administration. Another is the use of LLC or Inc. in the business name without having properly filed the creation of that LLC or Corporation with the state first.

• Have you checked the Spam/Bulk/Blocked folder of your e-mail? Sometimes (especially with @excite.com e-mail addresses), our e-mails to you from contact@Australia-Offshore.com are automatically routed to there by accident. Remember, we send all correspondence by e-mail, including the delivery of your EIN,

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My business is an LLC. Why does my prepared form have a different entity type marked?

LLCs are a relatively new type of business entity created by state law instead of federal law. So the Internal Revenue Service has not created a new tax classification for LLCs. Instead, other existing federal tax classifications are applied: Corporation, Partnership, or Sole Proprietor. An LLC is always classified by the as one of these types of entities for federal tax purposes.

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My Federal Tax ID has been assigned but I wish to cancel it now. How do I do that?

Simply contact us. Once a Federal Tax ID has been assigned, it cannot be cancelled. However, you can request that the Internal Revenue Service close your business account if your new business never started for example. To do this, mail a written request to Internal Revenue Service, Cincinnati, Ohio 45999. Include the complete legal name of the business entity, the business address, Federal Tax ID, and reason you wish to close the account.

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Someone is claiming that my EIN isn’t valid. What do I do?

We’re sorry that you are experiencing this issue.
• First, check for typos. It’s a long number (9 digits, such as 12-3456789) and accidental typos when transcribing it are not uncommon.

• Second, remember that your EIN can be used immediately for most of your business needs. However it can take up to 15 days before your EIN becomes part of the Internal Revenue Service’s permanent records. And you must wait until that occurs before you can file an electronic tax return, make an electronic tax payment, or pass a Taxpayer Identification Number matching program such as some banks and credit/loan offices use.

• Third, we have seen an issue before where some banks (especially smaller ones), are using antiquated software which gets Employer Identification Number (EIN)s mixed up with Social Security Numbers. If you have waited past the 15 days from receiving the EIN and seem to be having this issue, please contact us.

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How do I update basic information that I originally submitted on my EIN application?

If you haven’t provided your signature yet, simply contact us to update your application information. We will prepare another form and provide it to you for your review and signature.

If you have provided your signature, your EIN is already on the way if you haven’t received it already. Options for updating information now are:

• When you receive your official documents in the mail within 15 days of signing, you can hand write corrections and mail them back to the address provided.

• If you have had your EIN for a while and wish to change your address, we can help you file form 8822, Change of Address, with the Internal Revenue Service. Contact us for more information.

• If you have had your EIN for a while and wish to change your business name, you must mail a request to the Internal Revenue Service at the address where you file your tax return. The request must be signed by an authorized individual in the business and additionally, businesses that had to file their creation with a state like LLCs and Corporations must include a copy of the Articles of Amendment or equivalent which was filed with the state that authorized the name change.

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I have misplaced my EIN. How do I retrieve it?

Contact us with your transaction id.

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Is my information secure?

Yes. The information you submit is secured using state-of-the-art SSL encryption technology. The “s” in the “https://” at that start of the application page address is what identifies this security.

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I submitted the form but not the payment page. Is my information saved?

To keep you from having to re-enter your information if you decide to come back to finish placing your order later, your information is saved in our data for a period of 48 hours from the last time you sent the application.

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I’m a sole proprietor on my second new business. Why can I not get a new Federal Tax ID?

A Sole Proprietor can have as many different businesses as they want for as long or as short as they want, but the Internal Revenue Service will only issue one Employer Identification Number (EIN) for all of them. For example, if a Sole Proprietor started business A in 1980 and got an EIN for it but never used it, and then started the completely unrelated business B today… business B will use the same EIN as was issued for business A in 1980, since both businesses are Sole Proprietorships under the same Sole Proprietor.

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What happens after my order is complete?

Australia-Offshore is a fast and secure solution for several of the most common new business filings, like LLC Formation or Incorporation, DBA Registration, and obtaining your Employer Identification Number (EIN). But there can be numerous other filings for you to perform both before and after starting business. As a courtesy, we’ve listed some below:

Internal administration – LLCs require fewer administrative formalities than Corporations, but both require some. For example, LLCs must write and keep a document called an Operating Agreement which outlines basic ownership and management information. Many books have been written on the subject of LLC and Corporation administration, and they often include useful document templates. Find them at your library or bookstore.
Federal government filings – The IRS needs to know how to tax your new business. Filing forms such as IRS 8832, IRS 2553, and IRS 1023 can accomplish this. Other IRS filings, and filings with other Federal government agencies may be required as well. Local tax professionals can be good sources of information on this.
State government filings – Each state you do business in will have filing requirements such as state tax ID numbers, state tax returns, foreign business entity registration (if it is not the state you formed your LLC or Incorporated in), and annual business entity reports. Offices in each state such as the Secretary of State and Department of Revenue can help you determine which ones apply to your business.
Local government filings – Each local jurisdiction you do business in may have filing requirements such as licenses, permits, etc. Offices in each jurisdiction such as the County Courthouse and City Hall can help you determine which ones apply to your business.
Insurance and trade requirements – Depending on the nature of your business, other non-government filings such as obtaining insurance may be necessary to comply with all applicable laws. Consult your insurance agent and applicable trade association.

Starting and running a business is a richly rewarding but never-ending process, and the responsibility for research and compliance is solely yours. But remember that the profits are solely yours as well.

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