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1. Frequently Asked Questions

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When you update your SSN information with the Social Security office, it takes about 2-3 weeks for this to reflect within the IRS entity department.

You may use your previous name or you can wait until the new name has been updated within the IRS entity department to process your application.

In order to apply for an EIN number listing a business with an existing EIN as the responsible party, the applicant must use the business's name in the First and Last name section and list the EIN number as the SSN number.

To apply for an EIN or Tax ID number, you must have a Social Security number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number. The IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain, an SSN.

The only way to apply without an SSN or an ITIN, is if you are listing an existing business with an existing EIN as the responsible party of the new EIN.

We advise that you use the most recent start date possible as the IRS will ask for tax returns for each year from the start date listed to the present year.

Please note that the IRS entity department will not accept start dates dating back before 1990.

P.O. Boxes are not permitted as a business address. Please provide a physical business address for the entity's address and use the P.O. Box as a mailing address instead.

For example, you can provide the address of where you live or of your office for the entity's address and the P.O. Box as the mailing address.

The closing month of the accounting year is the entity's fiscal year. This can be a standard calendar tax year, which would end in December, or a fiscal tax year: which would end in any month other than December.

Most businesses use the month of December as the closing month of the accounting year for their EIN application. If you are unsure of what month to use, we advise that you consult an accountant for more information.

Excise taxes are taxes paid when purchases are made on a specific good, such as gasoline. There are also excise taxes on activities, such as on wagering or on highway usage by trucks. Excise Tax has several general excise tax programs. One of the major components of the excise program is motor fuel.

Your Client ID acts as the confirmation number for your order.

Please keep your Client ID in your records as you may use this number to download your form in PDF or JPEG format. All instructions needed are also written directly on the confirmation page that you can access with your Client ID.

You may use your Client ID directly on our website.

The application turnaround times depend on the delivery option that you select.

The options available are:
  • Instant delivery $197 (1-hour turn around)
  • Express Delivery $147 (24-hour turn around)
  • Normal Delivery $129 (3-day turn around)

You can consult the confirmation page and mailing instructions directly on our website by entering your Client ID.

You can check the status of your application by entering your Client ID directly on our Check Status page.

If we have began processing your order but not yet completed the preparation of your EIN Number, we will refund your payment in full.

If we already completed your SS-4 document, provided your EIN Number and you are unhappy with the service, we will issue a full refund if you make the request within seven (7) days of the assignment of your EIN Number.

After seven (7) days, we are NOT able to issue a refund.

Typically, a refund posts back into your account within 3-4 business days after the refund is issued. However, sometimes the refund may take longer to post depending on your bank.

If you have received confirmation of your refund from us and the refund has not appeared on your statement after 3-4 business days, please contact your bank for more information.

You may also refer to our refund policy located in our terms & conditions.

This sometimes happens if you submit the back button during the application process as this can cause problems when submitting your application. Please contact us so that we may issue a full refund for the duplicate transaction.

If you still need more assistance, please contact us directly via phone: (888) 629-9001 or the contact form

We suggest that you do not file a dispute with your bank as this will take up to 21 days for the funds to return to your account. If you have already filed a dispute, we kindly request that you cancel it and contact us for a refund directly.

If we already completed your SS-4 document, provided your EIN Number and you are unhappy with the service, we will issue a 100% refund if you make the request within seven (7) days of the assignment of your EIN Number.

We issue refunds according to our refund policy. Please see our refund policy located in our terms & conditions.

Multiple transactions may appear on your bank statement if there was a failed transaction or if the application was submitted more than once.

These charges should appear on your statement as pending and the funds should be released by your bank within 3-4 business days.

If you still need more assistance, please contact us directly via phone: (888) 629-9001 or the contact form

An agent is available to answer all of your questions. Our offices are open from 9:00am- 7:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Before you do anything, please contact us directly so that we may issue a full refund. By contacting us directly, we are able to issue a refund much quicker than when you file a dispute with your bank.

When a dispute is filed, it can take up to 21 days for the dispute to be resolved. If you have already filed a dispute, we kindly request that you cancel it and contact us for a refund directly.

However, if your card was lost or stolen and an unknown person has used your card to purchase a service on our website; please contact your bank's fraud department directly so that they may issue an investigation.

If you need assistance, please contact us via phone: (888) 629-9001 or the contact form.

The application price depends on the delivery option that you select. The options available are: Express delivery which provides a 24-hour turn around time, or Instant delivery which provides a 1-hour turn around time.

When you receive a 101 error code for a sole proprietorship, this means that based on the information you provided it seems you have already obtained your EIN number, therefore, we cannot assign a new EIN through this online assistant.

The entity department will only issue one EIN number per sole proprietor per lifetime.

An agent is available to answer all of your questions. Our offices are open from 9:00am- 7:00pm EST, Monday - Friday.

You can contact us via email or phone: (888) 629-9001 at your earliest convenience.

When submitting your email request via the contact form, please provide your Client ID so that your request is handled with the utmost priority. All tickets are replied within 24-hours maximum during business days.

You can contact us via email or phone: (888) 629-9001 at your earliest convenience.

When submitting your email request via the contact form, please provide your Client ID so that your request is handled with the utmost priority. All tickets are replied within 24-hours maximum during business days.

An agent is available to answer all of your questions. Our offices are open from 9:00am- 7:00pm, Monday - Friday.

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You can contact us via phone: (888) 629-9001 at your earliest convenience.

An agent is available to answer all of your questions. Our offices are open from 9:00am- 7:00pm, Monday - Friday.

The IRS entity department does not allow special characters. The only characters allowed are – and &.

We can only provide information about EIN numbers that have been issued via this online system.

To apply using our online services, please visit our website.

An EIN or employer identification number is used for taxing and banking purposes and registers your business with the federal government. This EIN will identify you, your business accounts, tax returns, and documents, even if you have no employees.

We advise that you consult an accountant to decide on the type of entity you would like to create.

We are unable to provide legal advice but when you are ready to apply for a new EIN number, we will be happy to assist you and help you with all of your needs.

If you would like to cancel your EIN Number information:

You will need to send a letter, on company letterhead, if available, providing the name and Taxpayer Identification Number of the current principal officer, general partner, grantor, owner, or trustor. Be sure to include your 's complete name, EIN, mailing address and state the changes you would like to make so that the department can correctly identify your IRS account.

If the entity is located in: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin

Mail letter to: Internal Revenue Service Stop 343G Cincinnati, OH 45999 Attention: Entity Department

If the entity is located in: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or any place outside of the United States

Mail letter to: Internal Revenue Service M/S 6273 Ogden, UT 84201 Attention: Entity Department

Confirmation
The IRS will send a letter confirming the receipt of the cancellation. If the entity has not received the confirmation letter within 60 days, it should fax a copy of the original letter, annotated “Second Request”, to the campus that services the entity’s state.

If you have obtained an EIN number for an LLC or a C-Corporation or S-Corporation you must file for articles.

LLC's file for articles of organization, while Corporations file for articles of incorporation.

You can apply for articles directly with your Secretary of State.

If you do not wish to accept the default status of either partnership or disregarded entity, you can file:

  • Form 8832 (Entity Classification Election). This form must be completed in a timely manner to receive corporation status. To download this form, please visit Form 8832
  • Form 2553 (Election by a Small Business Corporation). This form must be completed in a timely manner to receive S corporation status. To download this form, please visit Form 2553

A sales tax number is issued by your state and is different from an EIN Number. An Employer Identification Number is also known as a Federal Tax ID Number and it is used to identify business entities.

You can apply for a sales tax number directly with your secretary of state.

Our service is used as a convenience to provide assistance for people who need it. Many customers use our service everyday because they either don't want to spend time on the line with the IRS or if they have any issues with their EIN Number. The IRS estimates the preparation and filing of the SS-4 can take over an hour.

Formulating the SS-4 form on your own may prove to be confusing and if an error code is presented when submitting your application, the only way to obtain the EIN number is by calling the entity department directly. Call times vary, however the average wait time is between 1 and 1.5 hours. Our services are used as a convenience and provide assistance for people who need it.

Formulating the SS-4 form on your own may prove to be confusing and if an error code is presented when submitting your application, the only way to obtain the EIN number is by calling the entity department directly. Call times vary, however the average wait time is between 1 and 1.5 hours. Our services are used as a convenience and provide assistance for people who need it.

How to apply using our services:

  • 1. Visit our website and select the type of entity you are applying for.
  • 2. Fill out our easy to use application form.
  • 3. Receive a confirmation email at the email address provided during the application process.
  • 4. Your EIN number will be processed shortly and sent via email.

To apply using our online services, please visit our website.

Our services are used as a convenience and provide assistance for people who need it.

Formulating the SS-4 form on your own may prove to be confusing and if an error code is presented when submitting your application, the only way to obtain the EIN number is by calling the entity department directly. Call times vary, however the average wait time is between 1 and 1.5 hours.

We have many satisfied clients that have used our services out of convenience, especially for the following services:

  • Livechat assistance
  • Immediate phone assistance (no time on hold)
  • Email assistance
  • Simple outline application format
  • Immediate online retrieval of assigned EIN in cases of lost or misplaced documentation
  • Immediate complementary assistance after EIN retrieved if needed

To apply using our online services, please visit our website.

All of the information submitted on our website is completely secure as we have activated Norton security and have also enabled SSL encryption technology to add an extra layer of protection.

This is one of our chief concerns and everything has been setup technically for you to submit your information in a completely secure environment. We handle personal information with the utmost security. Your financial information is only used at the time of submission to complete the application process, we do not store any financial information.

We invite you to consult our privacy policies regarding the treatment of your personal information.

Rest assured, privacy is one of our chief concerns and our website has been setup so that you may submit your information in a completely secure environment.

Our website is Norton Secured and the information you submit is also secured using SSL encryption technology to add an extra layer of protection.

Security matters concerning your information are handled with the utmost priority. Your financial information is only used at the time of submission to complete the application process, we do not store any financial information. We would never share your personal information or use it for any other reason than to prepare your SS4 document.

We invite you to consult our privacy policies regarding the treatment of your personal information.

If you do not complete the application process by submitting a payment, the application is not processed by our company.

Our website is Norton Secured and any information you submit is also secured using SSL encryption technology to add an extra layer of protection.

If you need more information regarding that matter, we invite you to consult our privacy policies.

You should take immediate action if you have experienced identity theft. The steps that you need to take depend on the type of fraud that has occurred.

If you are reviewing your bank statements and find an error on a credit card, monthly bill or financial account, the first step is to call the company to report it. By law, all credit card companies have strong consumer protections in place to investigate scams and fraud. Due to these policies it may be best to use a credit card, instead of a debit card, when paying for online and major purchases. Using your credit card for purchases gives you an extra layer of protection. It is also recommended that you file a complaint if you see any new accounts that you did not personally open.

Once you have reported fraud to the appropriate department, the Federal Trade Commission recommends that you place an initial fraud alert with one of the three major credit reporting agencies.

Place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the three companies:

  • Equifax - 1-800-525-6285
  • Trans Union - 1-800-680-7289
  • Experian - 1-888-397-3742
The specific company you contact is required to contact the remaining two, which will then place an alert on your credit report.

You should also take additional steps by filing a complaint form with the trade commission and an identity theft report with your local police department. After you have filed the appropriate reports, make multiple copies of them and save the originals.

Identity theft is difficult to prosecute. However, these documents will help you investigate the fraud case with the financial institutions and credit agencies you do business with. Law enforcement can also use your information in their identity theft investigation.

Many people have become victims of identity theft and that is why learning how to prevent it is so important. Knowing how to prevent identity theft and fraud makes your identity more secure.

We recommend a few simple practices to keep your personal information safe and secure:

  • Only carry essential documents with you and avoid carrying your social security card, birth certificate or passport outside your house.
  • Avoid keeping checks in the mail. To prevent identity theft, when ordering new checks it is best to pick them up at the bank instead of sending them to your home.
  • Be very cautious when giving out any personal information over the phone. Unless you initiated the service or the call, do not give out any of your sensitive information.
  • Be careful with the way you dispose of your documents. To prevent fraud, shred all of your important documents like receipts, bank statements, credit card offers or returned checks.
  • Keep track of your credit and make sure your credit reports are accurate.
  • Follow your credit card billing cycles. Identity thieves have been known to start by changing a person's billing address on the credit card bill. Ensure that you receive your bill every month and look over all of the transactions
  • If your wallet is stolen, quickly alert your creditors to prevent identity theft and fraud.

By following these precautions, you will be able to effectively manage your personal information carefully and keep your information safe.

Protect your social security number and social security card from loss and theft. To avoid losing your card or getting your card stolen, do not carry your social security card with you every day. Instead, only carry it when you need it for evidential purposes such as when starting a new job, opening a bank account or applying for government benefits.

Keep your card in a safe place such as a security deposit box or sealed along with other important documents.

Another good practice to keep in mind is, never give out your social security number for a request that you did not initiate. There have been several scam cases where a person get gets a phone call out of the ordinary requesting their information and social security number, when this occurs always act with extreme caution.

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