I’m outraged – and you should be too. In the busiest time of year for estate planning attorneys, bankers, business owners and financial services, the IRS began a planned outage from December 23, 2020 – January 4, 2021. If you need to have an EIN issued for a client or business that establishes a legal entity by December 31, 2020 – too bad. The IRS is making sure that you are stymied – and there’s no workaround. It’s maintenance – at the worst possible time. If you’ve got a workaround, I’d love to hear it.
In case you don’t believe me, look at the IRS site.