I have two EINs for the same corporation. Legal zoom obtained one for me, and I got one too.. Is that a problem with IRS?

Asked over 1 year ago - Van Nuys, CA

I recently incorporated through legal zoom and they obtained my EIN, but I also went ahead a obtained one for the same entity. So, now I have two EINs for the same business. Is that a problem?

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  1. Michael Charles Doland

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Yes, and you need to contact the IRS to cancel one.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  2. Eric Jerome Gold


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Multiple EINs are not OK for a single corporation. Mr. Doland is correct in that you need to contact the IRS and have one of those numbers cancelled.

    ** LEGAL DISCLAIMER ** My response above is not legal advice and it does not establish an attoreny-client... more
  3. Peter Collins Freeman

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Yes, as noted by the prior answers from Mr. Doland and Mr. Gold, you need to contact the IRS as soon as possible to cancel one of the numbers.

    The foregoing is not offered as legal advice, but is a general analysis of the situation posed by your question.... more
  4. John P Corrigan

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . BIG PROBLEM! You need to contact the IRS ASAP to explain the situation and then come to agreement as to which of the 2 EIN's will survive and which one will be deleted.

    My answer is not intended to be giving legal advice and this topic can be a complex area where the advice of a... more

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