Avoid IRS Speed Trap with TIN Verification
We see it every day. A trucker needs his Schedule 1 but the 2290 gets rejected. The IRS calls it a “database validation error” – what does that mean?!
Usually the name of the business doesn’t match the Employer Identification Number (EIN) or the EIN is too new. The trucker has to take more time to re-enter the correct name and re-submit the form. No one wants to waste time. How can you make sure this doesn’t happen to you? Use TIN Verification.
What is TIN Verification?It’s a tool to confirm the name and EIN match. We check the information for you with the IRS database. That way you can help avoid rejection.
Can I Do TIN Match Myself?Yes! You can call the IRS EIN hotline at 800-829-4933. Press 1 and then 3. And then wait. Eventually, you can speak with someone to confirm business details such as your EIN, name, and address that you registered the business under. Make sure you have recent tax filing information available as well. The IRS will ask questions to confirm you are who you say you are before sharing information.
Don’t have time to sit on hold until an overworked IRS agent answers the phone?
An Easier WayYou can use TIN Verification in EZ2290.com. When you enter your business profile, just click “Verify TIN” under the Confirm EIN box. There is a small convenience fee to verify the information.
In a few seconds you will know if you have the correct information. A green check mark means everything is good. A red X, like you see above, means something is off.
Why did I get an error?Usually the error is because the name is wrong. Here is an example:
- Jim Smith owns JS Freight Haulers. He is the sole proprietor.
- Jim registered for an EIN two years ago. It is 99-1234567.
- Jim entered his business name as JS Freight Haulers in his business profile.
- The IRS rejected his 2290.
- The correct name to enter on his business profile is James Smith (Jim is his nickname).