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How to Get an Employer Identification Number in Alabama

Get an EIN for Your Business

Now that you have finally decided on starting your own business, it is time to comply with one of the requirement to be recognized as a legally operating business and to stay compliant during your entire business operations.

This guide will teach you how to get an Employer Identification Number in Alabama through various ways. We will also provide helpful links so the entire EIN number application process is made easier.


What is an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

An Employer Identification Number is a series of nine numbers specifically assigned to your business as its distinct identifier for tax reports and filing reasons. In comparison, it is similar to an individual’s Social Security Number.

Filing Fee: $0

4 Ways on How to Obtain an EIN Number in Alabama

You can apply for an EIN number through any of these methods, but make sure to choose one only.

Online Application

An online application is the easiest and fastest route to get your EIN number. You can visit this section of the IRS website for your Form SS-4, and then file the application here. As soon as you’re done, you will automatically receive your EIN number.

Fax Application

For fax application, obtain a copy of the SS-4 form and fill it out appropriately. Double check your entries, and then send the accomplished form to 215-516-3990. You will receive your EIN number without four days of filing it. Make sure to provide a return fax number so they can your EIN number to you.

Phone Application

Before you make the call, ready all the information you can find on the SS-4 form. Dial toll-free number 1-800-829-4933 on these schedules: Monday-Friday, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Before the call ends, you will have already received your EIN number.

Mail Application

With your accomplished copy of Form SS-4, you can mail this to the address provided here:

Internet Revenue Service

Attn: EIN Operations

Philadelphia, PA 19255

This guide is an article for purposes of providing information. It should not be construed as a legal guide. You can talk to a lawyer for specific questions about taxes, legal aspects, or the details of starting a business.

About Liesha Petrovich

Liesha is a small business owner of 20 years, host of Startup Savant, the owner of a karate dojo in Maine, and creator of Work Mobly. During free time she's with her family and working on a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.