Employer Identification number or the EIN is a 9 digit number assigned by the IRS to identify a business entity. Allowing you to identify your business on important forms of the government and documents, your EIN establishes credibility with your business customers. EINs are acquired by employers, corporations, sole proprietors, government agencies, partnership firms, non-profit associations, trusts, estates of decedents, certain individuals, and other business entities. As far as truck owners are concerned, EIN is a basic necessity to file your form 2290 online or by paper (which is often not recommended by the IRS). Learn more from the EIN publication from the IRS.
Applying for an EIN online with the IRS and getting the same back within minutes is similar to how you would get your schedule 1 copy within minutes you file form 2290 online using our services. To get your EIN online, log on to www.irs.gov and submit your information during the online session. There is no need to file a Form SS-4 anymore. Once you submit your answers the online questions from the IRS, you will get your EIN immediately after all validations are done. You can then download, save, and print your confirmation notice. One may also acquire EINs through other IRS facilitated means like by telephone (EIN will be provided thereupon by telephone 5 days a week), by fax (Fill out the Application for Employer Identification Number and fax it to the IRS to get the EIN by fax within 4 business days) and by mail (Fill out the Application for Employer Identification Number and mail it to the IRS service center address and your EIN will reach you within 4-5 weeks).
EIN Daily Limitation
Effective May 21, 2012, to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service will limit Employer Identification Number (EIN) issuance to one per responsible party per day. This limitation is applicable to all requests for EINs whether online or by phone, fax or mail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.