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What is a 147c Letter? 

Generally, business entities need an EIN or Employer Identification Number. If a company has applied for it, has been given one, but has lost it, what do you do? 

Commonly known as an “EIN Letter”, 147c Letter is a form that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send you if you need to ask the IRS for your Employer Identification Number (EIN). This can be requested by the company itself or by a third party with their permission. 

Please remember:

It is important to note that a 147c Letter is for verification purposes only. A 147c Letter is not a request for the IRS to create an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your company. You will only need this form if an EIN already exists and you just need to ask the IRS what it is. 

Aside from a 147c Letter, how can I locate my Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

As an alternative to requesting a 147c Letter, you can try other ways to look for your EIN:

How can I ask for a 147c Letter? 

The best way to request a 147c Letter from the IRS is by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at 1-800-829-4933. Their operating hours are 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM local time, Mondays through Fridays. Please be prepared to answer some identifying information for security purposes.

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