Florida EIN

What is an EIN?

A Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN or EIN) is a number assigned to businesses by the IRS for federal tax purposes. An EIN is essentially the equivalent of a social security number for your business, and you can obtain an EIN by filing Form SS-4 with the IRS.

Not all Florida businesses need an EIN, so we clarified the basic requirements below.

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Do I Need an EIN?

Not every Florida business entity will need an EIN. The IRS provides a list of various reasons for why you will need an EIN.

You must obtain an EIN if:

  • You formed a Florida corporation or partnership
  • Your business has employees
  • Your business must file Employment, Excise, or Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms tax returns
  • Your business withholds taxes on income (other than wages) paid to a non-resident alien
  • You have a Keogh plan
  • You are involved with a trust, estate, real estate mortgage investment conduit, non-profit, farmers co-op, or plan administrators

If you have a Florida LLC and your company does not fall into any of the above categories, then you are not required to file for an EIN (unless your bank requires an EIN to open a business account).

How Can I Obtain an EIN?

There are four ways to submit a Form SS-4: online, by telephone, mail, and fax.

The simplest, fastest and most-preferred method is online EIN filing.

Toll-free number: 800-829-4933.

Fax Number: 859-669-5760

Mailing Address:

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: EIN Operation
Cincinnati, OH 45999

What Form Do I File?

To obtain an EIN for your Florida business, you must file a Form SS-4.

EIN Fee:

It is free to obtain an EIN through the IRS. If you do not want to deal with the hassle of filing with the IRS, you can hire Sunshine Corporate Filings LLC as your Florida registered agent service, and we can obtain an EIN for you.