If you are going to do something you are interested in or invest in a business that you believe has great potential in 2017, you should know how to fill out Form SS-4. It is known as the Application for Employer Identification Number. It is not difficult to complete this tax form. However, spend at least 15 minutes of your free time to figure out how this form must be filled. Today’s blog post is devoted to the key instructions that will help you avoid mistakes when completing your SS-4 online.
First of all, you must determine if you need the Employer Identification Number or not. For this you may check a special chart that is attached to the form that will help you with the determination. After that you may start completing this fillable PDF or Word form. Download the printable sample on our site or fill out electronically without the necessity to print it. Once it is ready, you have several options for filing.
You may send the application to the Internal Revenue Service via email or fax. However, we do not recommend it. If you decide to use this option, you will wait about a month to receive the letter from the IRS that they can process your form SS4 online. It is more convenient to apply online. This option allows you to get your EIN just after the completion of the form that takes no more than 15 minutes. We highly recommend it.
If you are an international applicant, you have the chance to apply via telephone. Use the following number: (267)-941-1099. It will take about 10-15 minutes to apply, however, the hold time may be long. Generally, it can take up to an hour. There is one more method: you are eligible to assign a third party designee to file your SS 4 online for you.
Look through all these options and choose the one that suits you best. We recommend applying online as it saves you time, is user-friendly and allows you edit the mistakes made when filling.