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Please help me to locate my former employer's FEIN or New

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Please help me to locate my former employer's FEIN or New York State Employer Registration (ER) Number. The only sites are for providing new FEINs (not helpful). The other option is to pay monthly for access. I only need one. I have the paycheck receipts but the company did not provide. I do have the Doing Business As (DBA) LLC designation.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to say that without calling the IRS or writing to them, this information is generally not available for free online. If you call or write to them, the IRS will provide this number however.

Same goes for the NY State ER.

Third party companies do provide this information, but for a fee. However why pay if you can contact IRS/NY for free and get this information readily?

I can tell you what number to call or even provide a sample letter requesting the F-EIN to the IRS. Let me know if you'd like this.

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