Does it cost money to get an EIN?

Jason (P) David
Last Updated: April 15, 2021
Date Published: April 14, 2021

Getting an EIN (employer identification number) does not cost any money, it is a free service offered to businesses by the Internal Revenue Service.

There are a few ways to obtain an EIN but the easiest and most common way is by applying online.

Obtaining an EIN is free and simple to do via the IRS.gov Internet EIN application page.

The requirements for obtaining an EIN include:

  • Have a formed legal business structure: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, LLC, Estate, or Trust
  • Business location must be in the United State or United States Territories
  • Valid Taxpayer identification number such as a SSN, ITIN or EIN

Once the application is completed, you will receive an EIN immediately.