Support - Getting Started: How do I get an EIN (non-US taxpayer) ?
Updated 22 April 2022
If you do have a US taxpayer ID and US address, please visit this article that explains how to get an EIN as a US founder.
Applying for an EIN as a non-US founder may take up 2-4 weeks, depending on the backlog at the IRS.
To apply, you’ll need to fill out two forms: the SS-4 form and the 8821 form. Instructions on how to answer both forms can be found also on the IRS website:
As a Capbase user, we can help guide you through filling out the necessary forms and filing on your behalf with the IRS. For this, please feel free to reach out to our support through live chat or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we receive your EIN Letter, you'll be able to set up your company's bank account and credit card(s). The EIN letter will be located in the Compliance Calendar in the left sidebar under Past Filings.
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