Applying for an Employer Identification Number

You don't need Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number .

You can apply for your federal Employer Identification Number online using the IRS online application service.

  • No registration is required while you're online to use the system
  • No paperwork needs to be sent to the IRS
  • It takes about 20 minutes

The IRS online application is available during the following hours:

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Eastern time.
  • Saturday – 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Sunday – 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Get an employer identification

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