How to Find a Mortgage Company's Federal Identification Number

A federal identification number is a nine-digit number assigned to businesses by the Internal Revenue Service. The federal ID number is also referred to as an EIN (Employer Identification Number), a Tax Identification Number (TIN), or a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). This number aids the IRS in keeping track of all of a business' pertinent tax information. Finding the federal tax ID for a mortgage company is a simple thing to do; the information is public, and there's no need to pay a service to handle it for you.

Step 1

Go to the Securities and Exchange Commission website (link in Resources).

Step 2

Enter the name of the mortgage company you are searching for.

Step 3

Look at the SEC 10-K and/or the 20-F filed by the mortgage company. The federal tax ID number will be listed on each of the documents in the upper corner.

Step 4

Check for other filings made by the mortgage company to obtain federal tax ID number if step 3 does not yield the number.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet connection

  • Computer

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