Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Also know as the Federal Tax Identification Number
Essentially every LLC will need an EIN. The EIN is the LLC’s tax ID just like your SSN is your personal Tax ID. The federal EIN is 9 digits and is typically displayed as XX-XXXXXXX. Unlike the Texas Tax ID, the federal EIN is not created automatically when a business is formed/incorporated with the Texas Secretary of State.
We charge $75 to obtain an EIN. Most of the time we will be able to e-file the EIN request online and obtain it instantly. If the IRS has issued an EIN to a business with the exact same name (perhaps from another state), we will have to fax file the EIN Application. The IRS typically takes about 1 week to return an EIN after the EIN Application is fax filed.