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 an EIN 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 of the SS-4 application. Unfortunately, you cannot get a copy of the IRS EIN confirmation letter online. 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 the official IRS EIN 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 EIN 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 IRS EIN 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 documents 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 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 IRS EIN 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 320-645-7400 x6910 or email us at filings@delawareinc.com 


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There are 36 comments left for EIN Confirmation Letter

Byron Gerald Brooks said: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Please provide a copy of the EIN letter confirmation for Byron Gerald Brooks address: 1574 N Miro Street 70119-2659, New address: 701 Loyola ave Num B, New Orleans LA 70113-9998

HBS Staff replied: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Hi Byron,

You can order a copy of your EIN Confirmation letter from our filings team. To request a copy, please email: filings@delawareinc.com.

eliane ngong said: Thursday, October 21, 2021


HBS Staff replied: Thursday, October 21, 2021


Hi Eliane,

You can reach out to our filings team to help you with this request. They can be reached by phone at 1-800-345-2677 or email filings@delawareinc.com.

PROPHET OLOMOLA OLUWOLE DAVID said: Friday, August 20, 2021

Pls kindly assist me with the confirmation of my company EIN with urgent because my USA bank request for it for proper verification

HBS Staff replied: Monday, August 23, 2021

Hello, thank you for reading our blog! Right now, EIN Confirmations are taking anywhere between 7-20 businesses days after they are submitted to the IRS. If you ordered the EIN as a part of your formation package with Harvard and are outside of this time frame, please follow up with our filings department: filings@delawareinc.com  

Emmanuel Osa Igbinedion said: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

I haven't received my EIN confirmation letter yet?

HBS Staff replied: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Hi Emmanuel, 

EIN letters come directly from the IRS. Right now, it could take anywhere between 7-20 business days to recieve it after submission. If you are already outside of this timeframe and placed the order through us, please email filings@delawareinc.com to follow up on your letter.

LAKAY TRUCK LINES LLC said: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Please provide a copy of the EIN letter confirmation for Lakay Truck Lines, LLC. Old address: 1703 Marietta Ave, APT# 1C Lancaster, PA 17603 New address: 5677 Walnut Mill Ln Powder Springs, GA 30127

HBS Staff replied: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Hello, thank you for contacting us. We have forwarded this to our filings department for follow-up. 

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