SS-4 EIN Form and Instructions 

Click here to download the SS-4 EIN Form as an interactive PDF. Please be sure to follow the instructions below for filing the SS-4 Form. If you have any questions, please contact the SAME Training and Post Operations Department.

Filing an SS-4 Form
Form SS-4 is used to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). All Posts are required to have a valid EIN to take advantage of SAME National Headquarters’ (SAME HQ) nonprofit tax exemption status and to establish a Post bank account.
Post leaders are required provide SAME HQ with copies of the SS-4 Form and the IRS reply letter assigning an EIN number to the Post.

Send materials by fax to 703-548-1463, or
Mail materials to:

Society of American Military Engineers
ATTN: Post Operations Specialist
607 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3117

SS-4 Form Filing Instructions

  • Download Form SS-4 and print it out to use as a reference when filling out the application online; important information fields have been pre-filled for your convenience.
  • To file the application online click here and complete the form, referring to the template downloaded from the SAME Web site as needed.
  • File only one (1) Form SS-4.

Important: Applicants with international addresses, including Puerto Rico, may not file the application online. International applicants who are authorized to sign an SS-4 Form must call 215-516-6999 to complete the process by telephone with an IRS Representative.

  • Line 1 — Enter the legal name of the Post applying for the EIN exactly as it appears on the Post Charter. Use the full legal name shown on Line 1 on all Post tax returns filed.
  • Line 2 — Enter the “trade name” of the business entity only if it is different from the legal name in Line 1.
  • Line 3 — Enter the Post Treasurer’s name (first name, middle initial, last name) as the “Executor, administrator, trustee, ‘care of’ name.”
  • Line 4, a and b — Enter the Post’s permanent mailing address for correspondence. Generally, this address will be used on all tax returns.
  • Line 5, a and b — Provide the entity’s physical address if different from the mailing address shown in lines 4 a and b. Do not enter a P.O. Box number.
  • Line 6 — Enter the Post’s primary physical location.
  • Line 10 — If you are starting a new Post, enter the Charter date. If the Post is already established, enter either the Charter date or last Officer Transition date.
  • Line 18— Check the applicable box in 16a to indicate whether or not the Post was previously issued an EIN. (Generally, the answer to this question will be “No”)

SAME Website Enhancements Ongoing

The SAME national website will be undergoing upgrades beginning February 28, to improve the user experience and enhance the mobile-friendly usability of the site. Post websites hosted by SAME National will not be affected by the changes. On the SAME national website, users will notice changes including a more standard horizontal navigation menu, larger page widths, and some font/styling changes. Page navigation and site paths will remain the same.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to improve our digital systems to support the Run to 2020 and Beyond! Have questions? Email webmanager@same.org.

SAME Website Enhancements Ongoing

The SAME national website will be undergoing upgrades beginning February 28, to improve the user experience and enhance the mobile-friendly usability of the site. Post websites hosted by SAME National will not be affected by the changes. On the SAME national website, users will notice changes including a more standard horizontal navigation menu, larger page widths, and some font/styling changes. Page navigation and site paths will remain the same.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to improve our digital systems to support the Run to 2020 and Beyond! Have questions? Email webmanager@same.org.

Transition Workshop & Job Fair

Are you currently in uniform and planning for your transition? Don’t forget about SAME’s Transition Workshop & Job Fair, which is held each year around February, where those transitioning out of uniformed service or current SAME members who are looking for a job, can connect with companies and agencies looking for talent to fill open A/E/C-related positions.  Visit the transition page for more information.

 

View A/E/C-Related Credentials

Maintaining professional credentials demonstrate a level of technical competency in a specific field. For servicemembers, attaining credentials while serving in uniform improves your technical skills and increases your potential for promotion. Following your service career, the same credentials can help you get a position with your skill-set in the A/E/C industry. 

Visit the A/E/C Credentials page for more information

 

Enlisted Community of Interest

SAME's Enlisted Community of Interest serves to promote professional development for the Total Force enlisted community; oversee the integration of enlisted members throughout the spectrum of SAME operations; and advocate and engage enlisted personnel support of SAME's Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. 

Visit the Enlisted Community of Interest page for more information

 

Seabee Foundation Career Connection

Whether you’re a Seabee looking for a job or an employer looking for qualified candidates who possess the unique Seabee skillset, the ‘Can Do’ Career Connection has everything you need. And it’s FREE for employers and job seekers! 

Visit the Seabee Foundation web page for more information

 

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), is a Senior Program Manager with Tetra Tech and Chair of the SAME STEM Committee. A member of SAME for more than 30 years, he was invested in the Academy of Fellows in 2003.

 


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