EIN SERVICES

EIN services for foreign sellers are an essential part of complying when conducting business in the U.S.

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WHAT IS AN EIN (EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ?

A nine-digit number that is issued by the IRS and used to uniquely identify employer tax accounts after business is formed

You will want to obtain an EIN from the IRS before selling on a U.S. marketplace facilitator platform (Amazon, eBay, Walmart). Although an EIN is not required for most marketplace facilitator platforms, it is recommended.

HOW IT WORKS

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All takes in just few clicks of mouse when you work with us, we make it easy for compliance

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Your EIN application will be done right by our business experts that have done thousands of EIN applications

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You make one paymentWith our transparent fees and know that the right amount is delivered to the right place at the right time.

Why a foreign Amazon.com FBA seller will need it to file U.S. federal and state sales tax returns?

When a foreign Amazon.com seller imports goods into the U.S. and use FBA, this creates effectively connective income (ECI), but not a permanent establishment. Therefore the foreign operating business will need to submit a U.S. return.

As a foreign individual

If you operate as a foreign individual, that means you will file a 1040NR, W-7, and 8833 (assuming there is a tax treaty with your country).

As a foreign corporation

If you operate as a foreign corporation, you will file a protective return 1120F, 8833, and 5472.

You will also need an EIN for sales tax registrations and at other stages in your business. It is easier to have it in place upfront vs. going through a verification process after your account is up and running.

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Business Start Date on SS4:

If you have already been selling on Amazon.com via FBA, and when applying for the EIN, if your start date is in a previous tax year, that may trigger preview tax returns, along with possible late fees. We have more details on the start date during our process and can refer you to a CPA firm for an evaluation (those fees are separate).

A Tax ID Number also called EIN. This is obtained through the IRS on form SS4. This is required for registering for sales tax permits, and it is easier to set up your tax settings on a new platform with an EIN vs. updating it after you are in full sales mode.

EIN services for foreign sellers will also help with customs.

The marketplace facilitator, in most cases, will need to verify any new EIN.

As a foreign seller, you may call the IRS and obtain the EIN over the phone (assuming you get through). That’s the easy part. The important part is making sure you answer the questions correctly on the SS4 application because the IRS will determine what US tax return is required based upon your answers to their questions. The IRS is not there to give you advice. If you give the wrong information, you will end up filing the wrong return.

Mistakes that happen on the SS4 application.

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Fig mistakes happen, on lines 5a, 5b, 7a, 9a, 10, 11, and 12 of the SS4 application.

What does it require to update the SS4 application submitted to the IRS?

Your options include filing form 8332, if appropriate, to make another election with the IRS that will match the expected US tax return to be filed. Even if there is a tax treaty with your country, you will want to make sure you file the correct U.S. return to take advantage of treaty benefits.

There is no official process for changing your SS4 application mistakes, other than writing the IRS a letter. This should be sent certified mail, and it may take months to receive an answer, which may or may not be approved to what you want to change. The other approach is to work with your CPA firm to file the corrected US tax return, wait for the IRS to send a letter that the wrong return was filed, and then reach out to the IRS to let them know there was a mistake on the SS4 application and see, at that point, if they will fix it.

In the end, it Is better to make sure your EIN is filled out correctly. Our team has a detailed spreadsheet of different situations and how to fill out the SS4 application. This has been reviewed by tax professionals (more than one) to make sure everything matches up. Sales Tax System’s internal SS4 spreadsheet is used to check your SS4 application before we call the IRS ; When you apply for an EIN, you may also need to file IRS form 8832 or need an EIN on your foreign entity.

EIN PACKAGE

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Our most basic package to get you started.

$97.00

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$297.00

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EIN Web Application Review & Recommendations

The start date on your SS4 application will determine if you have U.S. returns due and potential late fees. Form 8833 comes with a Failure to disclose a treaty-based return position may result in a penalty of $1,000 ($10,000 in the case of a C corporation), The closing month of the accounting year on the SS4 application may trigger a short-year tax return. Section 9a and 10 are areas that even most CPA firms are not familiar with for foreign sellers

EIN Web Application Review & Recommendations

The start date on your SS4 application will determine if you have U.S. returns due and potential late fees. Form 8833 comes with a Failure to disclose a treaty-based return position may result in a penalty of $1,000 ($10,000 in the case of a C corporation), The closing month of the accounting year on the SS4 application may trigger a short-year tax return. Section 9a and 10 are areas that even most CPA firms are not familiar with for foreign sellers

Call the IRS to Obtain Your EIN

IRS many times calling the IRS, they have a high call volume and you have to call back later We do multiple follow up at no additional charge. Included in our EIN Plus and EIN Platinum package.

Call the IRS to Obtain Your EIN

IRS many times calling the IRS, they have a high call volume and you have to call back later We do multiple follow up at no additional charge. Included in our EIN Plus and EIN Platinum package.

Referral to U.S. Tax Firm & Quote

Based upon how the application is completed what US returns are due and when. Our tax firm has experience with foreign sellers including 8833, 5472, 1120F, and much more.

Referral to U.S. Tax Firm & Quote

Based upon how the application is completed what US returns are due and when. Our tax firm has experience with foreign sellers including 8833, 5472, 1120F, and much more.

U.S. Tax Attorney Rolodex & References

We will provide you with our recommended U.S. tax attorneys if you want to consult with a tax attorney before we apply for your EIN. Common subject to consult with includes U.S. tax treaties, engaged in a U.S. trade or business, Permanent establishments, and more. Fees to a tax attorney to consult are separate.

U.S. Tax Attorney Rolodex & References

We will provide you with our recommended U.S. tax attorneys if you want to consult with a tax attorney before we apply for your EIN. Common subject to consult with includes U.S. tax treaties, engaged in a U.S. trade or business, Permanent establishments, and more. Fees to a tax attorney to consult are separate.

U.S. Tax Return Requirements Reminder System

We will email you an overview of the U.S filing requirements and deadlines that cover the most common type of US returns required for foreign sellers doing business in the U.S.

U.S. Tax Return Requirements Reminder System

We will email you an overview of the U.S filing requirements and deadlines that cover the most common type of US returns required for foreign sellers doing business in the U.S.

EIN Ticket Support

If you have questions during the process on how to fill out our forms, the start date, or end date, we will provide you direction. If you require advice we recommend our EIN Platinum Plus package that includes a 15-minute consult with our SEO, Scott Letourneau.

EIN Ticket Support

If you have questions during the process on how to fill out our forms, the start date, or end date, we will provide you direction. If you require advice we recommend our EIN Platinum Plus package that includes a 15-minute consult with our SEO, Scott Letourneau.

15-minute Strategy Consult with CEO

Speak one-on-one with our CEO, about your start date, sales tax responsibilities, tax return requirements, and options before we finalize your EIN and apply with the IRS. Only included in our EIN Platinum Plus package.

15-minute Strategy Consult with CEO

Speak one-on-one with our CEO, about your start date, sales tax responsibilities, tax return requirements, and options before we finalize your EIN and apply with the IRS. Only included in our EIN Platinum Plus package.

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U.S. Virtual Address Service as your U.S. mailing address on the SS4 application. It is critical that all IRS notifications you receive in a timely manner. This includes your initial IRS EIN confirmation letter that is mailed three weeks after applying for your EIN, and future IRS correspondence looking for any U.S. tax returns, late notices, or fines and penalties. Our service includes an option to scan, scan and forward, or forward mail to you.

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Our Detailed FEIN/Tax ID Number Service Process:

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    Complete our EIN web form after payment

    After payment, you will receive our EIN web form to complete the details we need to complete your SS4 application. Our form has specific examples and instructions for each line of the SS4 that is required. It is critical the form is completed correctly to avoid issues with the IRS down the road.

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    Submit Our SS4 Webform to Our Team for Review

    Our team will review every answer and punctuation before we update the SS4 form for your situation. Our team will follow up with any questions, usually on entity type, taxation, type of business…to make sure the SS4 is accurate. Once we have any questions answered, we will proceed to send you the SS4 for signature.

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    Sign the SS4 application

    Our team will send you the SS4 form in a secure folder to download for signature. The IRS will not allow for an e-signature. You will sign and upload the application to our secure folder.

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    Call the IRS to obtain your EIN over the phone.

    We will call within 24 hours to secure your EIN. At times, we have to call multiple times because we can not get through to the IRS due to high call volumes. There are no extra fees, even for multiple attempts. Once we get through after about an hour on the phone and faxing the form to the IRS we will obtain your EIN.

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    Email Notification about your EIN Number

    An email notification that we have received your EIN, asking your permission to email it to you, or if you prefer, you may call our office, or we will call you.

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    U.S. Tax return reminder emails during tax time.

    We will send you an email reminder and CPA resource if needed when tax time is due to file a U.S. return if one is required. Many times, a protective return* maybe required.

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    IRS CP 575 EIN Confirmation Letter

    IRS CP 575 EIN Confirmation Letter is mailed to the mailing address on the SS4 application. If you are using our U.S. virtual address service, that letter will be mailed to our offices, and scan it to your secure EIN folder and also forward it to you for your records.

Ordering FAQs

What is your process after I order?

After payment on the link above you will receive an email with a link to a EIN web form. The web form has instructions and tips on how to provide us what we need to apply for your EIN.

Once we received your web form we will receive it for accuracy and follow up with any questions. It is very important that we are clear on the taxation of your foreign entity and what US tax return is expected to be filed, even if a protective return.

We will prepare the SS4 application for your signature before we submit to the IRS.

What is the time frame to received my EIN?

Once you submit your web form to our team, and the SS4 is emailed to you for your signature and returned via email, our team will fax it to the IRS within 24 hours. The IRS time frame ranges from 6-15 business days, assuming phone access is not available.

Does your team review my SS4 before submitting to the IRS?

Yes, this is the most important part of the process. Especially the information that we need to put on 9a. Our team has a very complex chart to review to match up to your situation and the correct tax return expected by the IRS. You only get once chance to do this correctly otherwise the following with the IRS with returns and amended returns is a real challenge later.

Will you help me file any U.S. Tax returns associated with applying for my EIN?

Yes, we have an internal chart that matches up the tax return and due date required based upon how your SS4 is filled out. We work with tax firms that are on the same page and have experiences filing the required return and treaty disclosures as required. The tax firm fees to file returns are separate of course.