What is an EIN number?
One of the first items that you will need to apply for when you open a business is the EIN.
An EIN is an Employer Identification Number given to companies by the IRS for identification and tax purposes.
An EIN can be obtained by applying online, by phone, by mail, or by fax to the IRS.
If you lose your EIN after you have been given one, there are a few ways to figure out what it is.