February 17, 2016
Application for a new Employer Identification Number - EIN
The IRS has changed the process for applying for EIN's. It can no longer be done by phone (past 2 years) and the online application through the IRS website does not apply to Parent/Subordinate organizations like ours.
View/print this SS-4 EIN Sample Application as a guide.
Print this blank SS-4 and fill it out [yellow highlight] as in the sample nothing more, nothing less.
Submission is 'fastest' with a FAX transmission of the SS-4 and providing a fax back number that is active all the time. If the IRS should need additional information they will utilize the fax back number and will fax the EIN document to you. If a fax back number is not provided the IRS will communicate via mail for any additional information requests or to provide the EIN document.
NOTE: on line 18 of the application you are saying the club has never had an EIN. This is not a process to circumvent the filing of the IRS Form 1024 to restore the non-profit status! The probability is very high that the IRS will connect the dots and bill you the reinstatement fee somewhere down the road - yes it has happened.
The HTI International Office can fax the document for you IF you email/mail just the SS-4 to the office. If you want to utilize the fax back process you will have to provide that fax number too. [The international office does not have a 24/7 line available.]
Or you can mail the SS-4 to the following address:
Internal Revenue Service Center
Attn: EIN Operation
Cincinnati OH 45999
Lost the SS-4 EIN Assignment Document?
You will have to call the IRS to obtain a reprint - this is the link to their web page