How do I get a 147c letter from the IRS?
Call 1-800-829-4933 and ask for a Form 147c, also known as an EIN Verification letter, to be issued to you. This number reaches the IRS Business & Specialty Tax department, which is open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. your local time. Locate your original EIN letter.
Can the EIN be used before the confirmation letter is received? This EIN is your permanent number and can be used immediately for most of your business needs, including: Opening a bank account.
- If you own multiple corporations or LLCs, then you will need a different Tax ID for each entity. Also, if your company has subsidiaries, each subsidiary should have its own Tax ID. However, this is not the case for sole-proprietorships or general partnerships, only "incorporated" entities that you file with the state.
- The information on a 147C letter documents how an individual or business entity is filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and should match the information on business tax returns and 1099-K forms. The best way to request a 147C letter is to contact the IRS by phone at 1 (800) 829-4933.
- Error code 101 in the EIN application of the IRS online process can mean a variety of things depending on what type of entity you are. A sole proprietor might face a slightly different problem than an LLC, for example. Specifically, a 101 error code means there is a name conflict of some kind with your application.
Updated: 2nd October 2019