Obtain an EIN

Obtain an EIN

PROTECT YOURSELF TODAY

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YOUR EIN & THE IRS

This site details several ways in which you can protect your identity. One commonly asked question is how to obtain an EIN without divulging personal information to the IRS. We don't consider sharing information with the IRS to be a major privacy breach, however. This is because they do not share information without a subpoena.

WHAT DOES THE IRS REQUIRE?

The IRS requires a responsible party which may be a person, trust or another company.

RESPONSIBLE PARTY

This individual or entity controls, manages, or directs the applicant entity and the disposition of its funds and assets.

WHAT'S REQUIRED

The responsible party must share their social security number or employer ID in order to obtain an EIN.

The example we give is of President Trump. Regardless of your politics, there is great interest in his tax returns. To date, no one has been able to obtain them however. This is to say, no matter how famous or infamous you become the information will remain under lock and key.

Regardless, not all of our clients are comfortable sharing their information with the IRS.

NOMINEE SERVICES

A nominee is someone you nominate to act in your place. The IRS quit allowing nominees primarily due to their facilitating tax evasion. Still, some companies continue this practice using either a SSN or EIN they have access to to obtain your EIN. You may read more here.

ALTERNATIVES

The definition the IRS provides for a responsible party is broad. It is, "This individual or entity controls, manages, or directs the applicant entity and the disposition of its funds and assets."

Many choose to have either a family member, friend, manager or colleague apply for the EIN using their information. This helps meet the required definition while still providing privacy.

REASONS TO AVOID NOMINEE EINS

Find below some reasons we advise against using a nominee service for an EIN.

STOLEN SSN

How do you know if the SSN they use was taken without permission?

OVERUSED SSN/EIN

If the EIN/SSN used to obtain your EIN has been used hundreds of times, how do you think that looks to the IRS? Does this increase the chance of an audit?

OWNERSHIP THEFT

Given someone elses information is tied to your company, will they then turn around and try to steal your company or back account later on?

The example we give is of President Trump. Regardless of your politics, there is great interest in his tax returns. To date, no one has been able to obtain them however. This is to say, no matter how famous or infamous you become the information will remain under lock and key.

Regardless, not all of our clients are comfortable sharing their information with the IRS.

SHELF COMPANIES

Some of the shelf companies we offer for sale have an EIN we obtained already. We do this so you can save the effort of obtaining yours and it helps to age the company. Plus, there are times of the year when the IRS is closed to new EINs, e.g. during the New Year and other holidays. This service allows you to get on your way quickly. In such cases we also provide a form 8822B so you may change the EIN when the time comes.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Privacy is a right, but you have to right for it. We make this fight easy by doing everything for you.

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