Question:  I just formed my limited liability company.  I know I should get a federal employer identification number (an EIN) for the LLC to open a bank account and to give to 1099 contractors and vendors.  How do I get an EIN form my LLC?

Answer:  The IRS makes it very easy to get an EIN with its online wizard.  In a 5 – 10 data entry session a person connected with the LLC can get the EIN by answering a series of questions posed by the IRS’ website wizard.  Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) Online.