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Obtain an EIN

Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique nine-digit number allotted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to businesses to identify them for tax purposes. It is also known as the Federal Tax Identification Number. The IRS uses EINs for identifying employers’ tax accounts of and specific other entities with no employees that are required to file various business tax returns.


As soon as one initiates his/her business, the EIN is required. According to the IRS guidelines, EIN is required in the following cases:


    • You have employees under you;
    • For operating a Corporation or a Partnership;
    • If you file Employment, Excise, Firearms, Tobacco and Alcohol tax returns;
    • You withhold taxes on income paid to a non-resident alien (other than wages);
    • You have a Keogh plan;


Or in case you are involved in any of the below mentioned organisation:


    • Trusts barring the Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Returns, trustee-owned revocable trusts, IRAs;
    • Estates;
    • Administrators for Plans;
    • Farmers’ cooperatives;
    • Real estate mortgage investment channels;
    • Non-profit organizations.

Use of EIN

Organisations need an EIN to file their business tax return and to pay salary to their employees. Other than that, banks, brokerage houses, credit unions don’t allow corporations to have bank accounts without EIN.

EIN for Non-Citizens

Obtaining an EIN is a smooth process if you have a Social Security Number (SSN) / ITIN. But for non-citizens, it can be a headache if due-diligence is not observed. Almost all the people hire lawyers after they obtain EIN to report their employment tax, but they don’t know that they can hire a lawyer on a retainer ship to help them with all the legal requirements of the business, including EIN at a very optimum cost. I mean, if I have to eventually pay a lawyer, why not get maximum service for the same price?


This helps them in three ways:


1. Optimum cost for legal services as retainership is always more economical than solitary assignments;


2. The retained lawyers also understand your business better because they were the one who assisted in laying its international foundation thus they are able to deliver better and much more proficiency and accuracy in the work;


3. Zero chances of common mistakes in regulatory compliances, agreements and due diligence. All the complicated questions requiring legal expertise will be the responsibilities of your lawyer, giving you ample time to work on your product development and business strategies.


Following are some common queries we have assisted our client with:


    • What are the requisite permission and compliances required before applying for an EIN?
    • What is the difference between an EIN and Tax Identification Number? Can they be used interchangeably?
    • How to ascertain in which category your employee falls? What are the consequences of misclassification?
    • Who all can be responsible parties for EIN?
    • When one needs to file Form SS-4 and when not?
    • Do individual subcontractors require an EIN?
    • What is the correlation amongst organisational structure, ownership of the business and an EIN?
    • EIN doesn’t expire, but under what conditions can it be revoked?
    • Can EIN and TIN be used interchangeably? 

Obtaining EIN without SSN and ITIN

While this is possible, it can be a lengthy procedure and can cost you your billable time. We at USAIndiaCFO have a stellar record of securing an EIN for Indian entrepreneurs within three to four days, irrespective of SSN and ITIN.

SSN is for the US citizens and for authorized non-citizens residents (students on F1 visas, Green Card holders, etc). ITIN is for foreign-status residents including undocumented aliens, non-resident aliens, foreign companies, partnerships, and trusts require an ITIN.


SSN is needed to work, collect Social Security benefits and pensions, and are required in order to be eligible for other social services and every American has one as it serves National ID number for the purpose of various financial and medical services. ITIN is required to file for taxes by the non-residents.

USAIndiaCFO Advantage

US citizens with SSN don’t need to pay any third-party to get an EIN, you can simply apply online on the IRS’ website using this link.



For non-citizens, it can be a challenge as they don’t have requisites, SSN or ITIN. But that’s what we are here for, to enable our brothers and sisters for international expansion make India proud. We have more than 5+ years of experience in this field and we have worked for top guns like Paperboat Apps, VSV Wins Group, Numiv Research and thousands of other business ventures and we have never disappointed a single client.



Your professional help is just a call away, hit us up or give a ring on 7727887799 (also available on WhatsApp) or drop us an email containing your business requirements at and our team will reach out to you within 2 hours.

We help you in obtaining your EIN, along with providing a range of other services to take full accountability as the virtual CFO to your business.


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