EIN Confirmation Letter

By Brett Melson Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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?

The IRS sends out a confirmation letter for every EIN application it processes. This EIN confirmation letter is called CP 575, and the IRS mails it to the address listed on the SS-4 application within eight to ten weeks of issuing your company a Federal Tax ID Number.  

Sometimes your company’s bank or a vendor may request to see this confirmation letter. 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 at (267) 941-1099 (if you are not in the U.S.) or at 800-829-4933 (if you are in the U.S.) and request a replacement confirmation letter called a 147C letter; the IRS will fax it to you upon request.

If we 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.

Unfortunately, we are not able to contact the IRS on behalf of your company due to its strict privacy policies. Be prepared for lengthy hold times when you call the IRS; our clients have reported that hold times tend to be shorter the earlier in the morning you call, so try calling as close to 9 AM as possible.  

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 info@delawareinc.com.

Disclaimer

THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG ARTICLE IS NOT A LAWYER AND HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES, INC. IS NOT A LAW FIRM. THE ARTICLE ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS LEGAL ADVICE. THIS SHORT ARTICLE IS STRICTLY TO MENTION SOME ASPECTS OF DELAWARE’S CORPORATION LAWS AND/OR LAWS RELATING TO OTHER FORMS OF ENTITIES WHICH YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH A LAWYER BEFORE FORMULATING A STRATEGY WHICH WILL BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CASE.

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There are 2 comments left for EIN Confirmation Letter

Kesmonds International University said: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dear Sir, is this applicable to overseas companies like mine?

HBS Staff replied: Monday, June 26, 2017

You can contact the IRS directly at (267) 941-1099 and request a replacement confirmation letter called a 147C letter; the IRS will fax it to you upon request. However, the IRS will not fax to international or non-U.S. numbers. If we 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.

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Dear sir / madam Please send me ein lether from irs . Thank you !

HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

You can contact the IRS directly at (267) 941-1099 and request a replacement confirmation letter called a 147C letter; the IRS will fax it to you upon request.
 
If we 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.

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