You may experience longer wait times to obtain an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.  The IRS will no longer process EIN’S online if the responsible party is an entity with an EIN which was previously obtained online through the Internet.

For example, assume Don’s Machine Shop, LLC was formed and obtained its EIN online from the IRS.  Don’s Machine Shop, LLC is then the responsible party for Don’s Distribution, LLC, a newly created entity.  The IRS will not allow the new entity, Don’s Distribution, LLC to obtain an EIN online.  Rather, the request will need to be faxed to the IRS to obtain the EIN for Don’s Distribution, LLC.  Our experience indicates that it takes at least four (4) business days to obtain an EIN via fax request to the IRS.

Please contact us for more information or for assistance in getting your new entity formed.