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
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 will reject the filings during this time.
- IRS has been mailing an information package to the users about 2290 filing and the
tax period. This notice has the name control for the business.