What happens if I make a mistake on the application?

It can be easy to make errors while applying for your EIN. You may have applied as a partnership instead of a sole proprietorship. Perhaps you simply put the wrong mailing address for your business. If you realize you made a mistake during your EIN application, you don’t have to fear. You may get a rejection notice from the IRS or you may notice something is wrong as you start filing your company’s tax return.

In any case, correcting EIN information is easy with the help of GovDocFiling. Here’s a guide to conducting an EIN number correction.

Verify What Is On File

The first step you should take when correcting SS-4 information is reaching out to us at orders@govdocfiling.com. We can let you know what we have on file in terms of your application and EIN. If you need further assistance, we can give you advice on what to do for your specific situation and how to communicate with the IRS.

Contact the IRS

There’s no specific form for correcting the information on your SS4 form application. Instead, you’ll likely need to send a letter to the IRS to make changes. Here’s the information you’ll need to include in your letter:

  • Full legal name and Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) of the responsible party
  • The business’s full legal name
  • The business’s mailing address
  • The business’s EIN
  • A brief yet detailed note about the information that needs to be changed
  • A description of the correct information

You should send this letter to the appropriate IRS office according to the state in which your company operates.

Correcting the information on your SS-4 application is possible. If you need help correcting EIN information, filing for a business tax ID, or have any other questions, contact GovDocFiling.