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You can obtain a Federal ID number at the following link:
On this page you can scroll down to the "Business" heading & the first item is:
Employer IdentificationNumber (EIN)
If you follow that link, you'll see an option to obtain the ID online.
Now, since I don't know if you are the Trustee, an accountant or what, I'll mention one question for you:
What type of Trust are you dealing with?
I ask because if by chance you are dealing with a Revocable Living Trust you do not want to obtain a Federal ID number as the identification that you should be using is the Grantor's Social Security number.
If you are dealing with an Irrevocable Trust, or a Revocable Living Trust where the Grantor has died, then you should obtain the Federal ID number as I've indicated above.