Validating ein

18-Nov-2015 15:17

The Employer Identification Number (EIN) is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for most business or tax-exempt entities.It is also referred to as a Federal Tax Identification Number.

Depending on the type of organization in question, there are a couple of ways to go about the verification.Many of these services are fee-based services where you can provide the EIN and the service will confirm the details of the employer.Know provides free EIN searches where and Verification are fee-based providers.In 2001, Kay Miranda had her second screenplay purchased, then started writing a weekly column in "The Messenger," with work appearing in "Xquisite" and "Valley Scene Magazine." Miranda earned a Bachelor of Arts in bio-psychology from the University of Colorado.Fortunate to play collegiate tennis, Miranda has extensive travel and coaching experience.An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine digit number associated with a company or corporation.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues an EIN to a business entity. A sole proprietorship can use either an EIN or the owner's social security number to identify the business.

It is relatively easy to verify that the EIN you have for your company is valid.

The IRS is one source but only has limited access to charity EIN numbers where outside providers have more elaborate search capabilities.

Go to the IRS website at and find the "Search for Charities" page.

Press the "Search Now" button and fill out the form with as much information about the employer that you have.

Related Reading: How to Verify an Employer Tax ID Number Find an EIN or FEIN search service through a tax adviser or internet search, and enlist its services.