Does an LLC need an EIN?

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is the LLC’s federal tax identification number and is required in most situations.

An EIN is REQUIRED when:

An EIN is NOT required when:

If your LLC needs an EIN, there are several ways to obtain one. The most efficient way is to apply for an EIN on the IRS website. The only caveat with applying for an EIN online is that the IRS cannot process your application if the applicant is an entity that holds an EIN previously obtained online. If this is the case for you, or you would simply rather apply a different way, you may apply by fax or mail. International applicants may also apply via telephone. All of this information can be found on the “How to Apply for an EIN” page on IRS.Gov.

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