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Where can I look up an EIN number?

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Employer identification numbers for publicly traded companies are found on company websites for investor relations, according to WD Adkins for the Houston Chronicle. Most companies have a page for filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies are required to list EINs on the first page of filing documents.

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Where can I look up an EIN number?
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EINs are also found in the SEC online database of all publicly traded companies, notes Adkins. Individual taxpayers can find their EIN by referring to tax documents or by calling the Internal Revenue Service, according to the IRS. An EIN is issued to anyone, including individuals, who withholds employee taxes, according to Wikipedia. It is also issued to agencies or organizations that need the number for opening financial accounts.

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    How do you verify the EIN number for a business?

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    EIN numbers can be verified through several tax documents, such as a W-9 for the company or an employee W-2 form that contains the employer's EIN. An EIN number is the Employer Identification Number the IRS assigns to a business.

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    What is the cost of an EIN number?

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    As of 2015, applying and receiving an EIN number is free, and is part of a complimentary service through the Internal Revenue Service. An application for an EIN number can be done through four different methods, which are online, fax, mail and by telephone.

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    How do you get an EIN number?

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    Contact the Internal Revenue Service to apply for an Employee Identification Number (EIN). Apply online, by mail, fax or phone. Business owners who apply over the phone should be prepared to answer the same questions included on the IRS Form SS-4, Application for an Employer Identification Number.

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    How do you find your EIN number?

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    Find the Employer Identification Number, or EIN, for a business by looking at the original notice from the Internal Revenue Service when the EIN was issued or by referencing a previous year's business tax return. If the business opened a bank account, the bank can provide the EIN.

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