Florida maintains detailed information about companies registered to do business in the state on the Division of Corporations website. This information includes the company's federal employer tax identification number. With the name of the company or its fictitious name, or DBA, you can search for the EIN online. Even if you have only the name of a company officer or owner, the state website has search options that will enable you to identify the company and its EIN.
Search by Company Name
Access the Florida Division of Corporations website (see Resources) and select "Document Searches" from the toolbar at the top of the page. This page will give you options for searching out information about companies registered in Florida.
If you know the company's official name, select "Inquire by Name" and type the name into the search box. If you know only the first word of the name, typing in that word will return a list of companies from which to select. If you know only the company's DBA, select "Inquire by Fictitious Name."
Select the company's name or DBA from the list shown. The "Detail by Entity Name" page will appear. This page contains the company's Florida registration information, including its EIN.
Search by an Individual's Name
Access the Florida Division of Corporations website and select "Document Searches."
Select "Inquire by Officer/Registered Agent" if you have the name of a company's officer or owner, and select "Inquire by Owner Name" if you know the owner of a fictitious name or DBA. Enter the last name first in the search box.
Select the appropriate company name from the list of companies shown. The company's EIN will appear on the "Detail by Entity Name" page.