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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.

How To Apply For An EIN?

You can apply for EIN online with the IRS and get the same back within minutes. To get your EIN online, log on to www.irs.gov and submit your information during the online session. Form SS-4 filing is not required anymore. Once you submit your answers to the online questions from the IRS, you will immediately receive your EIN after all required validations are done. You can then download, save, and print your confirmation notice.

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


DBA (Doing Business As) Name

The phrase "doing business as" (abbreviated DBA, dba, d.b.a. or d/b/a) is to refer the trade name or a fictitious business name. It is a not a legal name registered with the authorities to conduct the business, but still it is the legal term used across United States and Canada, meaning under which the business or operation is conducted and presented.

You must have an established employer identification number to file Form 2290. Apply online now if you don’t already have an EIN; it takes about two weeks for IRS to establish new EINs. Apply for your EIN here.