Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. IRS Employer Identification No. is 71-0415188.
Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, EINs are used to identify a business entity.
There are several ways to try to locate another business's EIN, shared by SBA.gov:
Public companies print their EIN on the first page of their 10-Ks, 20-Fs and other SEC filings. You can locate these documents for free through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database.
Non-profit organizations often include the EIN on their Form 990, which provides a non-profit organization's financial information and executive names. GuideStar maintains a free, searchable database of non-profits' Form 990.
Private companies may list their EIN on their company website. You can also search fee-based resources such as Westlaw (BUS-TRACK and/or FEIN-ALL) or Lexis (D&B/FEIN).
Generally, businesses need an EIN. You may apply for an EIN in various ways. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service and you can get your EIN immediately. You must check with your state to make sure you need a state number or charter.
For more info about EINs, visit IRS.gov.
In the news: An 11-year-old boy and his 13-year-old cousin were charged with third-degree arson related to a greeting card aisle fire that caused millions in damage at Walmart in Columbia, S.C. Read more at New York Daily News.