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Is NAICS code the same as EIN?

No, the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) is NOT the same thing as the IRS assigned EIN (Employer Identification Number). The NAICS code is a 5-6 digit set of numbers used to identify what your company provides as a service and is only used in the context of federal contracting. When registering in SAM, you will be asked to input your NAICS Code.

If you are unsure of your business’s NAICS Codes, follow the steps below:

    • At the top of this page, select “Check SAM & UEI Status”
    • Input your company’s legal business name, CAGE Code, or UEI
    • Solve the security question and select “Check SAM Status NOW”
    • Allow the page to generate a brief summary of the SAM Registration which will include

You an also access the tool by clicking the button below

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Need to Register or Renew a SAM Registration?

If you do not have a SAM Registration or need to renew, USBRI has been offering filing assistance for over 13 years. If you have questions or need assistance, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk and a dedicated CRS will be able to help you. Get started now by clicking the button below.

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Do you need an EIN for DUNS?

The DUNS Number was phased out in 2022 and replaced with UEI (Unique Entity Identifiers). All US business’s that wish to register in SAM must provide a EIN number.

If you are unsure about your registration status, use the lookup tool by clicking below

Need to Register or Renew?

If your SAM Registration is within 60 days of expiring, begin the renewal process NOW. Processing times are taking longer due to new policies so get in touch with a CRS today by calling the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998. You can also browse the USBRI Services page by clicking below to learn more.

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Is My UEI the Same as My EIN?

No, your UEI (Unique Entity Identifier) is not the same as your EIN (Employer Identification Number).

  • The UEI is a unique identifier assigned to entities that register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) to do business with the U.S. federal government. It’s used across federal agencies to track and manage awards, contracts, and grants.
  • The EIN, on the other hand, is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS to businesses for tax purposes. It’s also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number and is used to identify a business entity for tax reporting and employment tax purposes.

While both are unique identifiers, they serve different purposes: the UEI for federal contracting and grants, and the EIN for tax administration. If you need a UEI, or are unsure if you have one, USBRI can assist with the entire process. We have been helping businesses for over 11 years with registering and renewing SAM Registrations, as well as other Federal Certifications. Call the Help Desk at (888) 646-9998 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST to find out more about how USBRI can help you get started with government contracting.

 

Can you use EIN instead of DUNS number?

No, an EIN and DUNS are two separate identification. EIN is the Employer Identification Number assigned by the IRS and the DUNS number is is the former identification (replaced by UEI in 2022) used by SAM. If you are unsure of what your UEI number may be, use the tool by following the steps below:

    • At the top of this page, select “Check SAM Status & Details” in red
    • Input your company’s legal business name (CAGE Code or UEI if known)
    • Allow the page to reload and generate a brief summary of your SAM Registration including
      • CAGE Code
      • UEI
      • Expiration Date
      • NAICS Codes
      • and more

You can also access the tool by clicking the button below

Need to renew?

If your registration is set to expire in the next 60 days, USBRI recommends starting the renewal process now. To begin the renewal, contact our help desk at 1-888-646-9998. You can also browse the renewal page by clicking the button below.

Is UEI and EIN the same?

No, your UEI assigned by SAM is not the same as your tax payer EIN number assigned by the IRS. If you are unsure of your UEI, follow the steps below:

    • At the top of this page, select Check SAM Status & Details in red
    • Input your company’s name or CAGE code
    • Then, a brief summary of your SAM Registration will generate including:
      • UEI
      • Expiration date
      • POC’s
      • NAICS Codes
      • and more

Another way to access the Lookup Tool is by clicking the button below

Need to renew?

USBRI recommends starting the renewal process at least 60 days before the set expiration. If you are ready to begin the renewal process, you can reach out to our help desk at 1-88-646-9998 and one of our CRS (Certified Registration Specialists) would be happy to assist you. You can also browse our renewal page by clicking the button below.