I’m not based in the US, can I still use AutoFile?

Yes, but there are a few things you will need first before you can sign up to use AutoFIle. To be able to enroll in AutoFile, you will need the following:

  • A Federal Employment Identification Number (FEIN)
  • A US based bank account

How do I get an FEIN number?

To get an FEIN number, you don’t need to be based or present in the US. There are a couple of ways to obtain an FEIN number:

I’ve received my FEIN number, how do I get a bank account?

Once the FEIN number is obtained, you can apply for a Mercury bank account.

Please note that both C Corporations and LLCs are eligible to apply for Mercury. Current residents of some countries may not be eligible for Mercury (you may still be eligible if you’re a citizen but not a current resident). For details see Mercury’s FAQ

When you apply for a Mercury business bank account, you’ll need to provide the following information:

  • A description of your business and link to your website (if available)
  • Filed formation/incorporation documents from the state in which registered
  • IRS-issued EIN document (Form CP575, Form 147c, completed Form SS-4, or a screenshot of the EIN confirmation from the IRS’s website)
  • International passport or U.S. government ID for each founder or majority owner (more than 25%) of the company
  • Residential address (does not have to be in the U.S.) of each beneficial owner of the company
  • Email address for each beneficial owner of the company
  • U.S. Social Security number for each beneficial owner of the company (if applicable)
  • Phone number of each beneficial owner of the company

The typical process to open an account with Mercury takes only 10 minutes and within a day to 48 hours, your account should be open. For information on Mercury’s pricing, please see Mercury’s pricing page.

Once the above steps are completed, you will be ready to enroll in AutoFile.