Irs-ein-application.comCharge $150 for something that is free

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This website purports to be able to obtain an EIN number from the IRS for a dead person's estate. It charges $150 to do so. In fact, an EIN number is available from the IRS for FREE. In addition, any third party who tries to get an EIN number for an estate (that is, anyone other than the Executor) must have written authorization from the Executor to do so, and if lacking that, the third party is acting illegally. Therefire, IRS-EIN-application.com is acting illegally in trying to provide this service.

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  • Lr
    lraklrak Apr 15, 2017
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    I fully agree with the comments. Same thing happened to me when I went to apply for an EIN for an estate bank account in order to be opened. However, I didn't pay the fee and was able to find the real IRS website that charges nothing and you get the number within minutes. There are a few sites I came across wanting to charge a fee for this. I feel they should be shut down trying to get money out of people for something that is actually free. These people that run these sites should be caught and shutdown along with being fined for what they are doing.

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  • La
    Laskone Jun 18, 2012
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    I love how on adsense, they actually allow this to keep happening. You go to these review sites which use adsense and read about scams committed by companies whom old ads and new ads are still dominantly being displayed, probably because they are the highest bidder. My uncle was ripped off more than $150 from the original url, and they never refunded his money.

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  • Yo
    yo_momma_1234 Aug 20, 2011

    irs-ein DOES NOT clearly state on their website that they are NOT affiliated with the actual IRS. The disclaimer at the bottom of the page states, simply, that IRS, etc are Trademarks of the US Goverment. Even if not a complete fraud, shady business practices at best.

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  • Ik
    Ikran Aug 08, 2011
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    They took my ss number and credit card info and I never heard anything back even though they said they would in a few minutes. I didnt realize it wasnt the IRS, where you can get the inof for free in a few seconds. Does anyone know if they are a complete fraud?

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  • Wi
    wilster006 Jun 21, 2011

    This just happened to us, somehow that site popped up with an IRS EIN form so I thought it was real and paid the $150. They even wanted an etxra $50 to do it in 1 day versus 3. What a scam! Noi ida it was free at the IRS

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  • Co
    Consumer Vigilante Apr 13, 2011
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    I agree with both above comments! This company is scamming people when they don't know or are on a timeline. They charge $150 for an EIN that when you go directly to the IRS government website is FREE. By the way, this company won't return phone calls nor will they send the paperwork from the government documenting that your EIN is official. I called the IRS directly to get the paperwork sent to me. The IRS took care of getting my EIN squared away, this company did NOT! I am filing a complaint with the BBB for deception and for not sending the official paperwork AND for not returning my phone calls. I am currently looking over paperwork from the IRS regarding fraud and am looking into reporting them to the FTC. SUGGESTION: You can't get your money back, but you can click ALL DAY LONG on their Google Ads as clicking on them results in charges. So, they can't end up with your money either! Click enough and they money you spent will end up being used to pay for all of their Google Ads. SMART! ALSO, PLEASE REPORT THIS WEBSITE JOKE TO THE BBB...more people reporting = ACTION!

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  • Ei
    EIN Trouble Apr 13, 2011
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    I have been tricked by this company too. IRS and Google search both need to intervene as this company is accepting no responsibility for any of its actions. I got an EIN number from them, just because I did not understand the S-4 form and needed the EIN urgently. In the meantime I read the details of securing and using the EINs and realized that all EINs are not the same. For my specific need an EIN needed to be generated with specific names and SSNs as more than one person was involved. For clarification on the same, I mailed them 4 times and left 3 voicemails at their customer service number but have not heard from even after a month. They have made their money and they do not care. I am NOT confident that the EIN number they gave me fulfills the requirements and so am not confident of using the same for IRS returns. This is what I get after paying $150 for a free service from the real IRS website! I also needed a copy of the letter that the IRS sends you with the EIN number to be filled for your records, never received it after constant request. Finally, I went to my lawyer and he got me the EIN, online, within minutes, for free from the real IRS. And I am confident of using this as I know it is correctly generated.

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