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Employer Identification Number ( EIN )

File Form SS-4. You can file Form SS-4 online. Go to www.irs.gov/businesses and click on Employer ID number. Your local IRS Service Center can also assist you in getting a Federal EIN. Call IRS at 1 800-829-4933.

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