Employer Identification Number (EIN) Definition

EIN is a nine-digit number assigned to organizations by the IRS. The format is XX-XXXXXXX. An EIN is a type of TIN (Tax Identification Number), along with Social Security numbers.

EIN Extended Definition
Also known as a Federal Employer Identification Number or (FEIN). Business owners who have employees will need to have an EIN for their business.

Business owners can apply in several ways to receive a free EIN number from the Internal Revenue Service.

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