Employers EIN or Tax ID in TurboTax

How do I find my employers EIN or Tax ID in TurboTax?

One of the most important tax detail that all Taxpayers should be aware of is the EIN number of the employer. The Employer Identification Number is also termed as the Federal Employer Identification Number. This is a nine-digit number which is given to the employers. This EIN number is provided by the IRS, this is a way of identifying particular companies or business entities. This EIN number is required each and every time you file your State and Federal Tax returns as it is the way through which IRS recognizes your employer for legal and security issues. By going through this blog you would be able to understand the most prompt ways of finding your employer EIN or Tax ID in TurboTax. The users of TurboTax can also connect with the TurboTax Customer Care, where they would be provided the prompt ways of doing this task.

Where to discovery Employer Identification Number on your W-2 form?

The most ideal place to check for your employer’s EIN is in box B on your W-2 form. According to IRS guidelines, your employer has to make the W-2 form available before the 31st of January. Once you get your W-2 form, you can then look for a nine-digit number which is located exactly above the employer’s name. There are even instances when this EIN number is found to be below the employer’s address. It is quite easy to distinguish this number as you would be able to find a small dash in between the second and third number.  You can find the EIN number to be in the NN-NNNNNNN format.

How to find the Employer Identification Number in W-2 Form?

If you are searching for the Employer Identification Number in the W-2 form, then you would have to follow the given steps. Once you follow the given steps you would be able to accurately find the EIN number.

  1. It would be ideal for you to directly get in touch with the employer and preferable someone who is in the department of payroll or human resources. They can provide you with the EIN number.
  2. If you have been working in the same organization of some time now, then you can also take up last year’s W-2 form where you would be able to find the EIN number.
  3. If your organization is a Public-Trade company, then the EIN is available for all the employees. You would simply have to go online and look through the 10-K form of the company.
  4. If you can find any court documents which are related to your company, you can also find the EIN number in them. In this way, you would be able to find the EIN on the docket sheet itself, right next to the address and name of the company.

When the above methods are accurately followed, you would easily be able to find the EIN number of the employer. In case, you come across any issue while following the methods stated you can promptly take guidance from the TurboTax Customer Support. They would give you all the help that is required and ensure that you have found the EIN number easily.

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