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?
Yes, and you need to contact the IRS to cancel one.
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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.
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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.
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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 licensed attorney in your State should be obtained.