Does the IRS accept symbols as part of a business name when applying for an EIN?

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The Legal Name Of My Business Includes The Symbol For A Dollar Sign ($).

The IRS does not accept the dollar sign symbol as part of a business name when you apply for an EIN. The only symbols the IRS system will allow in a company’s name are:

  1. The letters A through Z
  2. Numbers 0 through 9
  3. (&)
  4. (-)

If the name of the company is other than what is listed, you must select the best alternative to input the name of your business into the online form.

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. If your name has a character or symbol like @, period, or a plus sign, you will want to either spell the character’s name out or drop it entirely.

For instance: If the name of your company is @Martha, then write “at Martha” or “Martha.” 

  1. If your legal name contains a forward (/) or backward (\) slash, replace this with a hyphen (-).
  1. If your legal name contains an apostrophe, discard it and don’t leave a gap.

Obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN number) is an important step for your business. Instead of using your personal social security number to do business, you will using an EIN number.

You can get your EIN online using our easy online form. All you need to do is follow these three steps.

  1. Select the identity type.

What are you filing as? Choose one.

  1. Enter your information.

This is where you enter your personal information, business information, and additional information.

  1. Submit your information.

Once you have submitted your form, you should receive your EIN the same day. If you are submitting this form after 6pm PST, you may receive your EIN the next business day.

As you can see, we have made the process of applying for an EIN a simple task.

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