Employer Identification Number

What is an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

An EIN is a federal tax identification number that is used to identify a business entity. Student organizations need an EIN when applying for a bank account or for funding from the Student Government Association, as a means to show the organization's existence. Applying for an EIN can be done immediately online at the IRS’ website .

To apply online: (please follow instructions carefully)

  1. Follow this link to the IRS website .
  2. Click APPLY ONLINE NOW at the end of the page.
  3. Click on begin application.
  4. Select View Additional Types, Including Tax-Exempt and Governmental Organizations.
  5. Select Other Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations.
  6. Select Banking purposes.
  7. Select Individual.
  8. Fill out personal information and click first radio button under Choose One.
  9. Fill out address of organization. (Note: P.O. Boxes in the Russell Union are no longer available).
  10. Fill out organization's information.
  11. Click Yes or No radio buttons about your organization.
  12. Click the radio button that best describes your organization.
  13. Receive EIN confirmation number (print Adobe page).