EIN for Florida Businesses
An Employer Identification Number (or Federal Employer Identification Number) or EIN is obtained by filing a Form SS-4 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Not all Florida businesses need an EIN. Your EIN is assigned for federal tax purposes.
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 ot 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
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.
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.