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What is an EIN?

Employer Identification Number: EIN

The IRS no longer accepts Social Security Numbers to file the 2290 Form electronically. However, you can e-file file with an IRS issued EIN. The employer identification number is the only number that is now accepted by the IRS to file an electronic return.

How to apply for an EIN

  • It is easy and free to apply for a EIN.
  • Visit IRS Website
  • Click on "APPLY ONLINE NOW"
  • Click "Begin Application"
  • Follow instructions on all 6 steps!

And just like that the IRS issues you and EIN. However, it takes two weeks for your new EIN to become active in all IRS systems. You must wait the two weeks before you can file an electronic return.

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