EIN Confirmation Letter

EIN Confirmation letterYour new company has been formed, the Federal Tax ID Number (also known as an Employer Identification Number or EIN) has been obtained and everything seems to be in place, until your bank asks for confirmation of the EIN issued by the IRS. Now what?

IRS Form CP 575

The IRS sends out a confirmation letter for every EIN application it processes. This EIN confirmation letter is called CP 575, and the IRS only mails the letter to the mailing address listed on line 4 pf the SS-4 application. Unfortunately, the IRS will not email or fax the letter, they will send it via mail within eight to ten weeks of issuing your company a Federal Tax ID Number.

What to Do if You Need the Letter Immediately?

Sometimes your bank or a vendor may request to see this confirmation letter issued by the IRS. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to misplace the letter; in addition, it seems as if many international business owners never receive the confirmation letter—it appears to get lost in transit.

If either of these scenarios happens to you, don’t worry—there is a solution if you don’t have possession of the EIN confirmation letter. You can contact the IRS directly and request a replacement confirmation letter called a 147C letter.

Start by calling the IRS Business & Specialty Tax Line toll free at 1-800-829-4933 (or if you are calling outside the United States at 267-941-1099) between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM EST. Press 1, Press 1 again, then Press 3. When you reach them, request a 147C letter. The IRS representative is going to ask you:

  • Verification identity questions
  • They will ask if you can receive document via fax. You have to say "Yes"
  • Are you near the fax machine - "Yes" (Don't mention that you are using an e-fax)

Provide them with your fax number. If you do not have one and Harvard Business Services, Inc. obtained the EIN number on behalf of your company, feel free to request that the 147C letter be faxed to us at (302) 645-1280. Once the fax has been received, we will email the letter to you as a courtesy.

If you have any questions about obtaining an EIN for your Delaware company or requesting a 147C letter from the IRS, feel free to contact us with your questions at 800-345-2677 or filings@delawareinc.com 

 

Next: What Is an EIN Responsible Party?

 

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There are 25 comments left for EIN Confirmation Letter

Ngo, Mcvictory said: Monday, June 7, 2021

I need a confirmation EIN of IRS

HBS Staff replied: Monday, June 7, 2021

Hello Ngo,

Thank you for reading our blog. You will need to contact the IRS directly at 800-829-4933 and request the EIN Confirmation Letter.

Keith brown said: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

I need a conformation letter for my ein

HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hi Keith,

Thank you for reading our blog. To obtain the Confirmation Letter for you EIN this would come directly from the IRS. To request this letter please call 1-800-829-4933.

Kimberly Carter said: Friday, April 16, 2021

Hello how are u? I need some assistance with receiving another confirmation letter . I just sign up and before I could go to it to print I opened another tab and it time out on me.

HBS Staff replied: Friday, April 16, 2021

Hello Kimberly,

The EIN Confirmation Letter comes from the IRS directly and usually comes via mail in 4-8 weeks. To request the confirmation letter you will have to contact the IRS at 1-800-829-4933.

Eileen Hornacek said: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Applied for a EIN online in January never requested letter by mail but it never came.

HBS Staff replied: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hello Eileen,

To received the formal EIN Confiramtion Letter you will need to reach out directly to the IRS at 1-800-829-4933.

Alfretha Martin said: Monday, March 8, 2021

I need a ein letter 147C

HBS Staff replied: Monday, March 8, 2021

Hello Alfretha,

Thank you for reading our article. Thie letter comes directly from the IRS and to request a new one you will need to contact them directly at 1-800-829-4933.

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