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I NEEDMY OLD EFIN # BACK IN BUSINESS AND NEED IT PROGRAM?

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I NEEDMY OLD EFIN # ***** AM GOING BACK IN BUSINESS AND NEED IT FOR A PROGRAM?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

If you previously 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 (800)(###) ###-####/strong>. The 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.

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Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

Please advise if you need more information

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

Were you able to get the EIN you asked about?