An Employer Identification Number (EIN)
is also known as a Federal Tax Identification
Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses
need an EIN.
To file Form 2290, IRS requires EIN.
You can apply online to receive EIN.
Name Control: A name control is a sequence of characters derived from a taxpayer’s
name that is used by IRS in processing
the tax return filed by the taxpayer. It is important that the combination of Name
Control and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
provided on an electronically filed return match IRS’s record of name controls and TINs. A name
control is established by the IRS when the taxpayer requests
an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Customer can call IRS to verify
the Name control using Business & Specialty Help Line at 1-800-829-4933
If the customer has recently applied and received EIN from IRS,
it takes about 15 days to get into the e-file system. IRS reject the filings during this time.
IRS has been mailing an information
package to the users about Form 2290 filing and the tax period. This notice has the name control
for the business.