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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Can I File IRS Form 2290 Without an EIN?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. The IRS requires ANY taxpayer filing a Form 2290 to use an EIN number when filing. The IRS expressly prohibits the use of social security numbers for the filing of 2290.

We receive many questions from taxpayers who believe they're not a business - simply a driver. In these cases, you still need to have a business such as a sole proprietorship.

To get Employer identification number from the IRS, you can follow one of the following option:

a. Apply Online: The customer can apply for EIN by visiting IRS Online EIN application
b. Apply over the phone: Taxpayers can obtain an EIN immediately by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. An assistor takes the information, assigns the EIN, and provides the number to an authorized individual over the telephone. Note: International applicants must call (215) 516-6999 (Not a toll-free number).
C. Apply Fax: Fax the completed for SS-4 to IRS - State fax number (http://www.irs.gov/file/article/0,,id=111453,00.html). If you provide a return fax number, IRS will send a fax to that number within 4 days with a new EIN.
d. Apply by Mail: This is the slowest way to get the EIN number. mail the completed Form SS-4 to the IRS. The address is listed on the form itself. This could take up to 4 weeks to get the EIN number.

If you need help, call us at 704-234-6005 or visit us at express2290.com

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