What Is a Wyoming Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

An Employer Identification Number (EIN, FEIN, or Federal Tax ID Number) is a number assigned to a business by the IRS for taxation purposes. Essentially, Federal Tax ID Numbers are the equivalent of a business’ social security number. EINs are mandatory for all businesses that file US tax returns.

How to Get an EIN

Most registered agent and incorporation service companies want to make the task seem difficult to charge you more money to obtain EINs for your new businesses. But we think that part of being the best Wyoming Registered Agent is helping to explain how to do simple tasks on your own to save you money. As a convenience, if you hire us to form your LLC, corporation, or partnership for you, we do offer a Tax ID service for $50. However, EINs for Wyoming businesses are free and simple to obtain. To get an EIN for a Wyoming business, just follow the steps below:
  1. Visit www.irs.gov and select “Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) Online.”
  2. Once you begin the application, you’ll select which business entity for which you’re applying (Sole proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, LLC, Estate, Trust, or other entity).
  3. List the company information. Include business physical location of business and number of officers, members, or partners.
  4. You’ll then need to list the reason why the business is applying for the EIN (New business, hired employees, banking purpose, changed type of organization, or purchased active business).
  5. List who owns the business (business or individual). You’ll be required to name and social security number (see Non US information below if you don’t have one).
  6. Describe the business, listing business name; where it’s located; formation date; nature of the business; and business industry.
  7. Once you’ve completed this information, you will be able to select how you’d like to receive your confirmation letter (online or in the mail). If you select online, you’ll receive your business’ EIN instantly.
  8. If you want to file by mail, use the steps above to complete IRS Form SS-4. 

EIN Instructions for Non-US Filers and Foreign Companies

To apply online, foreign filers must already have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If you are a foreign filer without an ITIN (there is no real reason for foreign filers to obtain an ITIN number‚ if the EIN is what you want), you can still obtain an EIN, but you’ll need to apply by using the Form SS-4 and mailing it in.


If foreign EIN filers, hire us for registered agent service, they can use our address on the EIN application as their mailing address and once we receive the EIN confirmation letter from the IRS (usually takes 4 to 8 weeks), we’ll scan the letter and upload it into their online account.

Please be aware that Best Wyoming Registered Agent will obtain an EIN for you when you hire us to form a company for you or hire us as your Wyoming registered agent.