IRS Revises EIN Application Process – What it ACTUALLY Means for Non-US Citizens

IRS EIN Policy

The IRS released an update on May 13, 2019 saying that from now on in order to get an EIN, applicants will need to provide an SSN or ITIN.

Read more about how the IRS has used very confusing language (they are only speaking to people that have an SSN or ITIN; mostly Americans) and they made no comment about people who don’t have an SSN or ITIN…

As you can imagine, this would dramatically affect my business if I can’t help non-US citizens get their EIN without an SSN.

I offer a service for non-US citizens called EIN Express that helps non-US citizens get their EIN without SSN or ITIN.

In the past 4 years, I’ve helped more than 1,200 non-US citizens get their EIN. You can see my past client reviews here.

I’ve done a thorough research and talked to the IRS repeated times and this is the conclusion:

There are NO changes to obtaining EINs for our foreign applicants who do not have SSN or ITIN after May 13th.

This update from the IRS was for Americans who do not want to put their SSN or ITIN on the application (and this was just more of a crackdown and not necessarily a new rule).