Banks require businesses, trusts, estates and sole proprietors to have a Federal Tax ID (EIN) in order to open a bank account or apply for a line of credit.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires all businesses to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax ID, for filing taxes.
Business and sole proprietors may use their Federal Tax ID numbers (EIN) for all business activity in place of their Social Security Number to protect against identity theft.
Banks require Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Corporations of all types, Trusts, Estates and Sole Proprietors to have a Federal Tax ID (EIN) in order to open a bank account or apply for a line of credit. Apply for your EIN here.
If you're obtaining an EIN for an LLC, or Corporation of any type, you are required to file Articles of Incorporations with your Secretary of State. File all required State and Federal forms with just one easy application.