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How can I get my ein number which I have already and cannot

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How can I get my ein number which I have already and cannot locate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

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I'll apologize in advance for the fact that the first couple of bullet points seem rather obvious.

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The last bullet point below, however, is really the only other way to get this done

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See this from IRS

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Lost or Misplaced Your EIN?

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If you previously applied for and received an EIN for your business, but have since misplaced it, try any or all of the following actions to locate the number:

  • Find the computer-generated notice that was issued by the IRS when you applied for your EIN. This notice is issued as a confirmation of your application for, and receipt of an EIN.
  • If you used your EIN to open a bank account, or apply for any type of state or local license, you should contact the bank or agency to secure your EIN.
  • Find a previously filed tax return for your existing entity (if you have filed a return) for which you have your lost or misplaced EIN. Your previously filed return should be notated with your EIN.
  • Ask the IRS to search for your EIN by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at(###) ###-#### ***** hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. An assistor will ask you for identifying information and provide the number to you over the telephone, as long as you are a person who is authorized to receive it. Examples of an authorized person include, but are not limited to, a sole proprietor, a partner in a partnership, a corporate officer, a trustee of a trust, or an executor of an estate.
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

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Did you see my answer?

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Again, if all of the more commonsensical methods don't work you can always call IRS at the Business & Specialty Tax Line at(###) ###-####

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An assistor will ask you for identifying information and provide the number to you over the telephone,

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Examples of an authorized person include, but are not limited to, a sole proprietor, a partner in a partnership, a corporate officer, a trustee of a trust, or an executor of an estate.

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Lane

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