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Waiting for your EIN?

May 1, 20242 minute read
Waiting for your EIN?
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Owing to the Tax Season, alongside a surge in applications and the constrained resources of IRS professionals, some applications may get misplaced or not be returned at all. It is crucial to proactively reach out to the IRS to confirm whether an EIN has been issued or if it has been lost in the process.

To secure your Employer Confirmation Number (147c), it’s necessary to contact the IRS directly. As an EasyFiling Customer, we wish we could facilitate this process on your behalf. However, once the EIN is issued, our authorization to access the 147c on your behalf is revoked. Fortunately, you have the option to call the IRS and obtain the 147c yourself, typically within a 15-minute conversation.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1: A fax number (we recommend Hellofax

2: Your company information (in your EasyFiling dashboard)

3: You filled out Form SS4 (You can request this through our support form if you are an Easyfiling customer)

Once you’ve prepared the necessary information, please contact the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line at 800-829-4933. To connect with a live agent, select the options 1-1-4. For shorter wait times, it’s advisable to call early, between 7 am and 11 am Central Time.

Please have your SS4 form ready to fax to the IRS representative when they ask. If EasyFiling filed your SS4 for you, please email us and we can provide you with the completed form. email us at

If the IRS agent asks for your social security number, you need to say you are a non-resident. Once the representative verifies your SS4 he will ask you to confirm that you are near the fax machine and that fax is an insecure method of transmission. Please confirm and provide your HelloFax number to the representative when asked to receive your confirmation letter.


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