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Q: tax id ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: tax id
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: tony22-ga
List Price: $23.00
Posted: 10 Jan 2004 10:47 PST
Expires: 09 Feb 2004 10:47 PST
Question ID: 295069
where in the web can i obtain and verify the tax id of companies
operating in the usa.thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Jan 2004 12:04 PST
There are a number of commercial services on the internet that can
provide the tax ID number of a business as long as you know the name
and address of the business.  The fee is relatively modest -- usually
$5 - 10 per lookup.

Is this the type of service you're interested in?  If so, I can post
links to several such services as an answer to your question.

Clarification of Question by tony22-ga on 11 Jan 2004 07:37 PST
i will be very delighted if you can supply me with the names of
commercial institutions that offer that kind of service
pafalafa-ga.thank you.
Subject: Re: tax id
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 11 Jan 2004 08:55 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Thanks for clarifying your question, steph1000-ga.

Have a look at the KnowX site, a well-respected information service. 
Their federal employer identification number (tax ID) lookup page is

Enter the company name and state, and KnowX will let you know if they
have a record on file for this company.  If available, there is a fee
of $4.95 for accessing the record, which will look more or less like

Address: SOMEWHERE USA 12345  
Phone Number: (123)-456-7890 
Tax ID (FEIN): 123456789 
Executive Name & Title: Someone - CEO 
SIC Code: 12345678 


Abika also offers a similar service at $29.98:


Another such service (considerably more expensive!) is at:


I hope these services meet your needs.  If anything here is not clear,
or if you need additional information, please let me know by posting a
Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.


search strategy:  Google search on "employer identification number" lookup

Request for Answer Clarification by tony22-ga on 13 Jan 2004 03:07 PST
is there somewhere in the web where i can obtain this info free of charge.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 13 Jan 2004 06:16 PST

I wish I could report to you that there is a free service for the tax
ID lookups, but as far as I know there is not.

Several similar questions have been asked at GA in the past, and they
all have come to the same conclusion -- this type of information is
only available through commercial services for a fee.

You may want to have a look at the most recent question along these lines:

particularly the comment at the bottom of the question, which affirms
that the IRS does not make tax ID information available.

Best of luck to you in the new year.


P.S.  My apologies for addressing you by the wrong name in my original answer!
tony22-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: tax id
From: steph1000-ga on 10 Jan 2004 20:15 PST
Speaking of which, those appeared in the sponsored links area.
Subject: Re: tax id
From: pafalafa-ga on 10 Jan 2004 20:42 PST
I don't think so, steph.  The sponsored links (at least the ones that
I'm seeing) are for companies that don't yet have a tax ID number and
that want to apply to get one.  They're not services to find out a
company's tax ID.

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