Benefits of Getting an EIN
Separate Your Finances
An EIN allows the IRS, banks, credit card companies, and other entities to track your business and personal finances separately.
Open a Bank Account
Banks and credit unions often require an EIN to open a bank account. It’s also helpful when trying to get financing for your business.
Hire New Employees
You need an EIN to hire employees or offer retirement plans since the IRS uses it for payroll and federal taxes.
Why do I need an Employer ID Number (EIN)?
An Employer Identification Number (EIN), also called a Tax ID Number, is a 9-digit code assigned by the IRS to identify your business. You can think of it as the Social Security number for your company. An EIN is often required for a partnership, corporation, or LLC to open a business bank account, gain financing, hire employees, and more.
Without an EIN, it’s more difficult to keep your business and personal funds separate, which could open you up to increased liability and put your personal assets at greater risk. It’s highly encouraged that you obtain a federal EIN number and open a separate business bank account so you can keep your business and personal transactions separate.
Other Key Reasons to Get an EIN
Helps Preserve Your Limited Liability
An EIN can help substantiate that you and your business are separate entities, which helps preserve limited liability should your company ever be sued.
Reduces the Potential for Identity Theft
An EIN prevents you from having to give your Social Security number to suppliers or lenders, which significantly reduces your identity theft risk.