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English definition of “federal ID number”

federal ID number

noun [C]
 
 
( also federal taxpayer ID number, Employer Identification Number) TAX
an official number that is given to a business by the US government in order that the amount of tax that the business needs to pay can be calculated correctly: To set up a federal ID number, contact your nearest local IRS field office.
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