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Why do we need the *Federal ID number from US Customers?

At Empire Machinery & Tools, we always strive to provide exceptional service to all of our customers. Providing fast shipping and reasonable freight rates is an important part of our customer service. However, in recent months, the Dept. of Homeland Security has made it mandatory to have the Federal ID number of the business or individual of where the order is being shipped to. 

We ask that when you are placing an order with us, that you have the Federal ID number on your purchase order to us. This will help to avoid any delays in shipping and extra cost if orders are held up at customs due to not having an active Federal ID number. If the Federal ID number is not active with Homeland Security, a 5106 form will have to be filled out to have the Federal ID number activated to receive shipments coming from Canada. All the required fields are highlighted in yellow on the sample form below:  

Download – Sample 5106 Form
(with mandatory highlighted areas in yellow)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would like to Thank You all in advance for your cooperation in this matter. 

*Federal ID number is also referred as an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Number for businesses and Social Security Number (SSN) for individuals.

Contact Empire Machinery for more information at 1.800.665.8089 or sales@empire-machinery.com