Employer Identification Number (EIN) Process

Employer Identification Number (EIN) Process

The IRS is revising the Employer Identification Number (EIN) process. Anyone filing a tax return or other documents with the IRS must provide a taxpayer ID number. One way that employers, estates, and certain others do so is with an EIN. The IRS has announced that, as of 5/13/19, to obtain a nine-digit EIN, the application must list an individual as the “responsible party” and include that person’ s Social Security number or other taxpayer ID number. The purpose is to enhance security by preventing entities from obtaining additional EINs. (IR 2019-58)