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How to Get an EIN in Arizona (for Free)

Get an EIN for Your Business

Registering a business (LLC, Corporation, DBA, etc) is an exciting chapter of your life, and it is the beginning of fulfilling your entrepreneurial dreams. Kudos to taking the first step on taking command of your future. For this guide, you will be walked through each step on how to get an EIN in Arizona.

What is an EIN?

An EIN or your Employer Identification Number is an integral piece to your business because it identifies it uniquely. Furthermore, your EIN is used in almost all transactions of operations of your business once it commences operations. Think of your Arizona EIN as a social security number of your Arizona business.

Filing Fee: $0

How to Obtain an Arizona EIN

There are several ways in which you can obtain your Arizona EIN. Select only one application method to obtain your EIN, one that is most convenient to you.

Apply Online

The easiest way to obtain an Arizona EIN is through online application. As soon as the online process is finished, you will receive your EIN right away. To get started on your EIN application, go to the IRS website. Make sure to follow the instructions in the IRS link to accomplish your online application.

Apply By Fax

For EIN application through fax, you need to download the SS-4 form. Next, fill it out correctly following instructions provided in the form and fax it to 859-669-5760. Make sure that you have also included your fax number so they can send your EIN back to you.

Apply by Phone

To apply by phone, make sure to have your business details handy because you will be asked questions as the call progresses. You can make the call from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday to Friday in this number: 800-829-4933. As soon as the call ends, you will have already received your EIN.

Application by Mail

To send your EIN application through mail, you first have to download the SS-4 form and fill it out. When you’re done, double check that your entries are correct, and mail it to this address:

Internal Revenue Service

Attn:  EIN Operation

Cincinnati, OH 45999

A waiting period of 4 weeks is observed before you can get your EIN through mail.

Please treat this guide as an informational article and not a legal advice or document. A lawyer is the best person to ask legal advice on tax questions or about the process 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.