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

Ellicott City, MD |
Attorney answers 3


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.


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.