Is an EIN and an FEIN the same thing?

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Yes, an EIN and an FEIN are the same thing. An FEIN is an abbreviation for the federal employer identification number. An FEIN is also referred to as the federal tax identification number or EIN. All of these terms describe the same tax ID number featuring nine digits. A self-employed individual does not commonly have an EIN because a person is not a business. The important thing to remember is that an EIN or FEIN is a business owner’s version of a private individual’s social security number.


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