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Can two separate businesses have two different EINs with the same business name with IRS?

Ellicott City, MD |

Cannot find the answer afetr calling IRS several times.

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Yes. In the IRS world, everything is tied to a number. Business names are typically administered at the state level. So long as each business, even those with the same name, have unique EIN numbers with the IRS, everything works.

Disclaimer: I have not been retained as your attorney. My response is provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

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Yes, for example Acme Inc. in California and Acme Inc. in Iowa can be two separate companies with two separate sets of tax ids.

This is not legal advice but a general comment on society.

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