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Understanding Your CP209 Notice

CP 209 generates when two employer identification numbers (EINs) are consolidated in our records.


What you need to do

  • Continue using the EIN designated as your valid EIN.
  • Include a copy of your CP209 when you respond to any IRS notices/letters.
  • Enter your name exactly as shown above on all filings.

You may want to...

  • Ensure the valid EIN is entered correctly on all filings with the IRS

Answers to Common Questions

Have the payments I made and returns I filed under the incorrect EIN been moved to the valid EIN?
Yes, your valid EIN contains the history of the erroneously assigned EIN.
 


Tips for next year

  • Ensure your EIN is entered correctly on all filings with the IRS.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 29-Feb-2016

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