An Employer Identification Number (EIN) verification letter (CP-575) is sent by the IRS when an EIN application is processed. Relay requires this document to register bank accounts for LLCs, General Partnerships and Corporations.
If you received an EIN for your business but misplaced the verification letter, follow the instructions below to request a copy (147c).
Call the IRS Business & Specialty Tax Line at 1-800-829-4933 (toll-free) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. If you are not in the U.S., you can call 1-267-941-1099 (not toll-free) between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
- Request a 147c letter when speaking with an agent. Requesting the letter is free.
- Only authorized persons, such as owners of the business, can obtain this letter from the IRS. Your accountant or bookkeeper is an authorized person if they were granted the Power of Attorney (POA) to represent your company before the IRS.
- You will be asked security questions to verify your identity. Information you’ll need to have on hand for the IRS: your EIN, the name and address of your business, the type of business income tax form you file, and your name and position in the company.
The letter will either be mailed or faxed to you if the contact information is the same as what you provided when applying for an EIN. If your contact information has changed, you must first file Form 8822-B to notify a change in business address or Form 8822 to notify a change in personal address.
For more information, visit the IRS website by clicking here.
For more information on the Power of Attorney (POS), click here.
For more information about Form 8822-B, click here.
For more information about Form 8822, click here.
For more information on EINs, click here.