Let us file your EIN with the IRS so you can:

  • Open a bank account
  • Hire an employee
  • Make tax filings


The IRS assigns each new business a unique Employer Identification Number (EIN). As indicated by the name, the EIN is used to track employer tax accounts. All businesses with employees, including sole proprietors, are required to have an EIN. When business owners form a Corporation or LLC, the business needs a unique identification number separate from the owner’s Social Security number. The EIN is also used for tracking all the entity’s tax filings. Every “entity” is required to obtain an EIN.

You will be required to provide a valid EIN when you:

  • Open a bank account
  • Hire an employee
  • Make tax filings for your business entity

Launch by LegalShield’s EIN Filing Service will prepare the IRS Form for filing, and handle correspondence with the IRS to obtain your EIN. Call us now or click below to order an EIN.

The process is simple

  1. You provide us with basic information about your business
  2. We prepare the IRS Form SS-4 and forward to you for signature
  3. If you requested that we work with the IRS on your behalf, we will file the paperwork, obtain your EIN and forward the number to you
  4. If you requested that we simply complete the IRS Form SS-4, we will send you the completed form and you will contact the IRS to obtain your EIN
  • Order a Federal EIN for Only $69
  • Form Preparation for Only $29



1What is the difference between Launch obtaining the EIN and preparing the EIN?
If you ask Launch by LegalShield to PREPARE your EIN form, we will prepare the IRS form and include the completed form in your final package. Upon receipt, the person designated as the IRS contact must call the IRS to obtain the EIN. If you ask Launch by LegalShield to OBTAIN the EIN, a Launch by LegalShield representative will personally contact the IRS and obtain your EIN.
2What is the purpose of an EIN?
An EIN is a federal tax ID number issued by the IRS to identify a business entity (similar to a Social Security number).
3What is the difference between a tax ID and employer ID number? Are they the same as Federal ID number?
An EIN can be referred to by many names including EIN, Tax ID, Employer ID, and Federal ID number. They are just different terms for the same number.
4Do I need an EIN?
An EIN is generally required when:
  • A company has employees
  • A business operates as a corporation or a partnership
  • A business files any of these tax returns: Employment; Excise; or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • A business withholds taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien
  • A business has a Keogh plan
  • A business is involved with any of the following types of organizations:
    • Trusts
    • Estates
    • Real estate mortgage investment conduits
    • Farmers’ cooperatives
    • Plan administrators
5Why do I have to give you my Social Security number to do this?
The IRS requires a Social Security number or a TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) in order to obtain an EIN.
6I already have an EIN for my sole proprietorship, do I need a new one for my new LLC/Corp.?
Generally, if a business incorporates then it will need a new EIN. In general, a sole proprietorship will also need a new one if it takes on partners or if a sole proprietor purchases or inherits an existing business.
7Can I obtain my EIN now or do I have to wait until after the filing is completed?
Launch by LegalShield does not obtain an EIN until after the corporation or LLC is formed at the state.
8Why do I need to wait until I am filed to obtain an EIN?
Waiting until a corporation or LLC is formed ensures that an EIN is not obtained for a business name that may not be available prior to filing.
9Why do you need my legal name?
In order to obtain an EIN, the IRS requires that the name provided matches the name for the Social Security number exactly.
10How long will it take to obtain an EIN number?
Generally, it takes about 3-5 business days to obtain an EIN. Our rush service can obtain an EIN in about 1-2 business days. In addition, all shipments are via priority shipping, for tracking purposes.

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