Imagine a truck sitting there empty, void of product, and the driver is unable to register his truck because he didn’t get his EIN. What a NIGHTMARE!! This could be you! Ain’t nobody got time for that. If you want on that open highway then you need to make sure you can file your 2290 by getting yourself an EIN number.
What is an EIN number?
An EIN is an Employer Identification Number that is issued by the IRS.
Why do I need an EIN?
The IRS no longer accepts an SSN as a form of Identification when filing the form 2290.
Why should I get an EIN?
It takes 5 minutes to apply and we all know time is money. So register for your EIN today. Take the first step by clicking this link and following the simple steps shown below.
Step 1: Identify: Choose the type of legal structure applying for an EIN
If you are a Sole Proprietor you will choose the option as highlighted below. If you are not then choose whichever applies to you.
Choose why you are requesting an EIN
Step 5: EIN Confirmation
You will be issued an EIN and the IRS will send an official form to your email address. The name and EIN listed on this form is what you need to use when filing your 2290 (full name, DBA, or Trade Name). Generally a Sole Proprietor uses their full name and not a trade or DBA.
*Remember, the EIN must be at least 2 weeks old before you can e-file your form 2290 with the IRS.