It may be possible to e-file without an EIN, since a preparer PTIN is now required for e-filing and will appear in the transmission file. You should enter an EIN on the ERO and Firm(s) screens. Some states may still require it.
To apply for an EIN, go to How to Apply for an EIN. Applications can be submitted to the IRS online or by phone, fax or mail.
- An EIN may be entered under Setup > Firm(s) > Settings and under Setup > ERO.
- A PTIN may be entered under Setup > Preparer(s).