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The following guidance is being provided to assist employers in registering for E-Verify.

Employer Identification Number

An Employer Identification Number (EIN), also called a federal tax identification number, is a nine (9) digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify an employer. An employer identification number is required for E‑Verify.

If you do not have an EIN, you must obtain one before enrolling in E‑Verify. You can get an EIN from the IRS immediately if you apply online online or by fax. If you do not need your EIN immediately, you may apply by mail.

NOTE: An EIN is different from a Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Do NOT enter either of these numbers in place of an EIN.

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