You will need an EIN if you answer “Yes” to any of the following questions. For your convenience, clicking on the “Yes” option will take you directly to How to Apply for an EIN.
Additionally, if you provide health insurance for your employees, you may need a National Standard Employer Identifer (NSEI) for your electronic health transactions. To determine if you need an NSEI, refer to the Department of Health and Human Services’ NSEI frequently asked questions.
|Do you have employees?||YES||NO|
|Do you operate your business as a corporation or a partnership?||YES||NO|
|Do you file any of these tax returns: Employment, Excise, or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?||YES||NO|
|Do you withhold taxes on income, other than wages, paid to a non-resident alien?||YES||NO|
|Do you have a Keogh plan?||YES||NO|
|Are you involved with any of the following types of organizations?