Trust accounts frequently need tax IDs because they are often (though not always) separate taxable entities. One of the major benefits to opening a trust is the ability to control the amount that you are being taxed. However, if you’re looking for a trust tax ID application, there are some things you should consider.
First, the person who is opening a trust account usually isn’t responsible for a tax ID application for that trust account. The person who is a responsible financial party, such as a fiduciary, is usually in charge of handling this. So if your trust account needs a tax ID, it’s usually to be handled by the financial institution to which you have given your money.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a tax ID. A tax ID can be acquired online within an hour with the appropriate information. It only means that usually you shouldn’t have to do that part of the process yourself, as it’s part of what establishes the trust account initially.