How to Verify an IRS EIN Number

by Tammy Clevenger; Updated September 26, 2017

Each registered business and non-profit organization is provided a federal EIN number for tax purposes. Businesses and non-profits will often have the need to verify the tax ID (FEIN) number of other businesses. The federal EIN number may be verified online. To verify an IRS EIN number, one website offers a free trial period of five FEIN searches with restrictions. (See Resources).

Items you will need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Name and state for a business
Step 1

Open a web browser.

Step 2

Enter the URL for the verification tool into the address bar of the browser (See Resources).

Step 3

Click the “Register for free” link to create an account and begin the free trial period for the tool.

Step 4

Enter all personal and business information, including email address and password, to create a new account. A verification email will be sent to the specified email address.

Step 5

Click on the link in the verification email to verify the address for the new account. You will be notified to login to the site with the email address and password.

Step 6

Click the “Login” button on the top navigation bar.

Step 7

Enter the email address and password for the new account.

Step 8

Click “Search EIN Database” from the left navigation menu.

Step 9

Enter the Company Name in the first input box.

Step 10

Select the state in which the business is registered from the second dropdown box.

Step 11

Click the “Search by Company Name” button to begin the search.


  • Five searches are provided with limited results during the free trial period.


About the Author

Tammy Clevenger works in the I.T. industry while maintaining creative outlets through film making, writing and audio production. She is a published academic author and is an accomplished and certified Project Management Professional.