Originally Posted by devilicious
Hmmm...it didn't cost me anything. See below: this is what I copied from the IRS site regarding them: Employer ID Numbers (EINs)
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. You may apply for an EIN in various ways, and now you may apply online
. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service. You must check with your state
to make sure you need a state number or charter.
The EIN is free but the tax id number so you can buy tax exempt is not free