A colleague of mine needed an employer identification number for a new entity. Did a Google search and went to the first source listed. Wasn’t until the process was almost done that the website asked for a credit card. At that point my colleague realized there was something wrong and did not pay $150. My colleague backed out of that place, went to the IRS website and got an EIN for free.
There are websites out there that will charge you for what you can do for free.
Instead of that, go to the IRS’ website here for background information on EINs.
To apply for an EIN online, for free, go here.
Oh, did I mention it is free? Of course, if you want, you can send me a check in return for me providing you this information.
P.S. Can you tell I’m irritated that some people set up a web site in order to charge a fee to set up an EIN for you? If you need help on getting a business or ministry started, get some professional help. But when it comes to an EIN, go ahead and do it by yourself. Online. Easily. For free.