How Do You Look Up an EIN Number?

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An employee identification number (EIN) is an important form of identification for businesses. Because it works kind of like a social security number, it’s used for filing taxes, building business credit across accounts, applying for permits and more. That makes keeping the number handy essential for both businesses and many of the entities that interact with them every day.

Even so, how to find an EIN isn’t always obvious. Whether you’ve lost your own EIN or are looking one up for a business that you’re dealing with, these tips will help you locate the number you need.