How To Obtain An Employer Identification Number Safely- Part-II

Today, we are posting the second and the last part of How To Obtain An Employer Identification Number Safely? Last time we spoke about EIN and the methods how to gain one. Today, we are going to throw light on how to avoid rejection and what to do when you lose your EIN.

So keep reading and post your comments in the end if you have your own set of queries.

Avoiding Rejection:

When you apply for an EIN online, you’ll be issued your unique 9 digit number right away. However, the EIN will not be valid in the E-filing system for at least 10 business days. During this waiting period, the IRS is updating your business information in their system. Until that happens, any tax return, including Form 2290 that you file with this new EIN will be rejected.

If you’ve had a 2290 rejected for an invalid EIN, our Support Team can help you correct it and retransmit it immediately for you.

I Lost My EIN! – What should I do Next?

If you already have an EIN, but you don’t seem to find it, here are few methods to retrieve your digits.

  • If you’ve E-filed with before, your EIN is stored in your account! Don’t you remember, you would have filed a return with us and the same is saved at your dashboard. Simply login and view your business details, or view a previously filed return with your EIN on it!
  • You can check with the bank/ state institution you’ve applied for a license. Both should have your EIN on record.
  • Finally, you can always rely on IRS hotline and they’ll provide you with the EIN over the phone, however, only after verifying your identity. The Business & Specialty Tax Line is 1.800.829.4933.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your EIN journey, and our Tax Experts are always standing by your side to help you and cater your needs. They’ll give you all of the information you need to register your EIN, retrieve a lost EIN, or retransmit a rejected return.

Ring us at 866-245-3918 or send them a message via live chat. For 24/7 assistance, email at

And do remember, Q1 for excise tax is due by this April 30th 2015. Excise filers do come over and file your tax return based on the services and product you sell within the due date to avoid penalties. Also, when giving out information on the internet, be mindful of who you’re giving it to. is a secure, IRS certified website, and our Tax Experts are the best people to deal your tax and queries.