Are You a Legal Professional?

Do You Need an EIN?

You will need an EIN if you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions. For your convenience, clicking on the "Yes" option will take you directly to How to apply for an EIN.

Do you have employees?

YES

NO

Do you operate your business as a corporation or a partnership?

YES

NO

Do you file any of these tax returns: Employment, Excise, or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?

YES

NO

Do you withhold taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien?

YES

NO

Do you have a Keogh plan?

YES

NO

Are you involved with any of the following types of organizations?

  • Trusts, except certain grantor-owned revocable trusts, IRAs, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Returns
  • Estates
  • Real estate mortgage investment conduits
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Farmers' cooperatives
  • Plan administrators
YES

NO

Next Steps
Contact a qualified business attorney to help you
navigate your business's taxes.
(e.g., Chicago, IL or 60611)

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