Question: I just formed a limited liability company. I want a third party to obtain a federal employer id number (EIN) from the IRS. The form is confusing. Can you help me complete IRS Form SS-4?
Answer: Yes. We get this question so often LLC attorney Richard Keyt wrote a detailed article that explains how to complete the IRS Form SS-4. Read “How to Complete IRS Form SS-4.”
Note: If you are not asking a third party to get your LLC’s EIN don’t use IRS Form SS-4. Instead, go to the IRS’ EIN wizard and take five minutes to answer questions online. The IRS will issue your LLC an EIN at the end of the simple data entry process.