How long to file for & receive an EIN online? [SOLVED]

Q. How long does it take to file for and receive an EIN???

A. Generally, it takes less than 15 minutes to receive an EIN. Here are the details:

If you visit the IRS website during normal hours of operation and your principal business is located in the United States:

  1. You can complete the process online at the offical IRS website:
    https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online
  2. It takes about 5-10 minutes, after which the IRS will assign you an EIN
  3. You will immediately receive your EIN on the IRS website as well as an EIN Confirmation Letter (in PDF format)

You can see some screenshots of the EIN application and assignment process here:

EIN Application Screen and Hours

EIN Application Screen and Hours

EIN immediately assigned at the end of the application

EIN immediately assigned at the end of the application

I hope this helps! :-)

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