Get an EIN for your business
Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a FREE service offered by the Internal Revenue Service. Getting an EIN is one of the first steps in setting up your business or nonprofit as a legal entity. It takes only a few minutes to apply online and you will get your EIN immediately. Beware of services and internet sites that charge for this free service.
There is a page on the IRS website that tells you how to get an EIN,
Anyone can get an EIN one of four ways:
Apply by FAX
Apply by Mail
Apply by Telephone
You will need to know the address of and Social Security Number for a responsible person or representative, the address of the entity needing an EIN. You will also have to list what your business or organization does as well as know the structure of the entity.
Types of entities that may need to get an EIN include:
Includes partnerships and joint ventures
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
An estate is a legal entity created as a result of a person’s death.
All types of trusts including conservatorships, custodianships, guardianships, irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, and receiverships.