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I have been appointed the executor of my fathers estate. I

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I have been appointed the executor of my father's estate. I need to close Dad's account and open anew estate account. I need a tax ID number for the bank. how do I get the ID number? Thanx
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 5 years ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer:

 

You will file a Form SS-4 to request a federal identification number from the IRS. Below is a link to the form.

 

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf

 

You can also request a number online:

 

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html?portlet=105

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I was instructed to go to IRS.org and the menu would driv me thru. Now you want me to get a form SS-4 I'm more CONFUSED THAN WHEN i STARTED.
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 5 years ago.

You should go to the link below. It is the IRS web page to apply for the number online.

 

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html?portlet=105

 

IRS.org is a private site, not the actual government web page.