What is an EIN Application rejection?

Your application for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) will be rejected due to the following reasons:

1) Entity Name Conflict

If your entity name is not unique and the IRS finds one that is similar, you may be denied an EIN. Limited Liability Companies and corporations can’t file articles of organization or incorporation until there is a unique entity name for that specific state.

2) Multiple States

The application itself asks for the address and state in several different places. If the business is incorporated in a different place than the physical address, It will cause an error (101 error) because multiple states are stated on the application. The IRS will then check each state the entity name is unique in each state before issuing the number.

3) Electronic Numbers

If you obtained your EIN by electronic means, you cannot use the existing EIN to obtain other EIN electronically. To know whether your EIN was obtained electronically, check if your EIN begins with the following numbers

  • 20
  • 26
  • 27
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47

4) You Are Already a Responsible Party

If you are registered for an EIN application with another party that was approved, you will be denied another EIN registration with another entity. When the EIN registration is done online, you can only be responsible for one party.

5) Incomplete Paperwork

Your EIN application will be rejected if have left to fill in any vital information in the application form

The EIN rejection will be stated with an EIN reference number, click here to know what they mean and how to solve them and get your EIN without a hassle.

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