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How to get a defunct companies federal id number? The irs telephone number is not picking up.

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Let's take one step back - what mission are you on that you need to get the ID number?

ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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My client has not received a W2 from their employer . They have the final paystub but has no federal id or state id. The ex employer cannot be reached.

Chris Smallman

 

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Are they still in business?

ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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Defunct means no, doesn't it? 😏


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You wouldn't get it from the IRS anyway.

Try looking the company up at the state corporation registration site (Secy of State/Attorney General).

Some states may have this info.


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It was defunct yesterday when I originally answered.  We didn't mention defunct today and I only read the new post.  But I'll go on record that I do have a bit of CTE going on from the anvils.  I'm donating my brain to science once I'm gone --------------------- assuming they can find anything when they go looking for it 🤕

ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.