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How to Get a Free EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Ask the Tax Expert: Do I Need an EIN? | MileIQ

Hello there dear truckers, last week’s blog was emphasized the different types of rejections. The most important of them all was the EIN rejection or name control rejection the combination of the EIN and the name of the taxpayer is revised into a unique identifier for each taxpayer. And, you stand responsible to provide the correct EIN while filing or your return would be rejected if the same doesn’t match.

If you don’t remember your EIN while filing your return or you have accidentally misplaced it, reach IRS at 1-866-699-4096 and they would look into it for you.

While majority of truckers have a registered EIN or tax ID many still seem to file using their social security number. Well is it not something that can be used ?  We wouldn’t say no but an SSN can be used only while paper filing at the IRS office directly or manually by mailing the documents to the IRS office. Since the IRS offices are closed due to covid-19 paper filing is out of the option and hence one would not be able to use it in filing a 2290 return electronically. So what do you do in this case?

Today, we are going to tell you how to apply for an EIN.

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Is your form 2290 being rejected? Know how to avoid rejections.

Hello there dear truckers, Hope you’re all fine. It’s time to brush up some basics and this is something that’s really important that needs to be taken into consideration before filing a Form 2290, we have been facing questions relating to rejection that occurs during filing your form 2290. Well, there are three different factors that play a major role in getting your form rejected. These rejections are mostly dues to small errors and can be rectified right away. Let’s see the factors in detail for a better and accurate filing of your taxes.

  1. RTN rejection (Routing Transit number entered wrong).
  2. EIN rejection (Due to New EIN OR Due to Mismatch in the name and address registered to the EIN)
  3. VIN duplication.
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Employee Identification Number- The Requirement

Each time you are filing form 2290 online, there are few mandatory details to be mentioned and in the list, EIN is the most important.

What is an EIN?

EIN is one such identification number for IRS to recognize you. It is important as it protects the system and the privacy setting. The combination of the EIN and the name of the taxpayer are revised into unique identifier for each taxpayer. If the unique identification number does not match IRS records, your return would be rejected. So ensure you are keying the right number/ character while filing form 2290.

If you don’t remember your EIN while filing your return or if you have accidently misplaced it, reach IRS at 1-866-699-4096 and they would look into it for you.

However, we are here to tell you how to get your EIN if you are new to the world of business. Following are the methods you can choose and receive your Employee Identification Number. And there you go, EIN in your hand.

Apply EIN Online:

If you are good with computers and the need of EIN is urgent, you can always apply EIN online. The process faster when compared to the other methods and you are likely to receive it at the earliest. Visit www.IRS.gov and click on Businesses, then click on Employer Identification Numbers (it’s on the left hand side of the page under “Topics”) for more information. It is fast, free and user-friendly.

Apply EIN Through Phone Call:

If you wish, you can order your Employee Identification Number through phone.Call, 1-800-829-4933 and explain them about your new application for EIN. The process is little time consuming and you cannot file your return online once you receive as the authorities take some time to get the EIN updated in the common database. So do wait for few days and file your return. File after 15-20 days after you received your EIN for better results.

Apply By Mail:

You can apply EIN through mail and receive the same within 4 weeks. You need to ensure that formSS-4 (PDF) contains all of the required information. If it is determined that the entity needs a new EIN, you will be assigned the appropriate procedures for the entity type and mailed the same.

Receive EIN Through Fax:

Also, you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS.

However, EIN is mandatory if you are efiling your return. Without EIN, your return is not likely to be processed. However, if you opt for paper filing, you don’t require EIN. You can submit your SSN (Social Security Number).

So tell us, are you new to the world of business? Don’t you worry about it. Come over and efile with TruckDues.com. We have the world best handpicked Tax Expertise at our end to solve your queries and help you in filing form 2290 with ease.

Get in touch with our Tax Expertise right through email, phone or even chat. Simply dial (347) 515 – 2290 or simply drop in a mail to support@truckdues.com. We are here for you, for better back-end support.

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