Is there any way I can close a estate ein? I thought that I was applying for a trust estate and file the wrong paper

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Customer: Is there any way I can close a estate ein? I thought that I was applying for a trust estate and file the wrong paper work
JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Maryland
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: I have a Ein estate number
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Nate, Expert

Hello! My name is***** am the attorney who will be assisting you today.

I am sorry to hear about what has happened. This is definitely frustrating and difficult, and I am here to provide the information you need to work through it.

So, you just got the wrong EIN and no longer need it? Is that correct?

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instead of filing for a Trust ein I filed for an estate EIN. I thought it was a trust estate but it's not
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Nate, Expert

In that case, you just don't use the estate EIN.

There's nothing official to do with it. You can just disregard it. The IRS doesn't have any procedure to use in the case of an unused EIN. It honestly happens all the time.

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It gave me a date to fill a form out do I just ignore that too
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Nate, Expert

Yes. It can just completely be disregarded.

Customer
Ok so I'm not a dead person
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Lol
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Nate, Expert

No, not for this! :)

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Will my children be able to use this in the future if I put it in my trust?
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Nate, Expert

An EIN? There's no need. They're like water. You just apply and get one when you need it.

Customer
Get another estate ein number?
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Nate, Expert

Yes.

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I can still file taxes the normal way
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Nate, Expert

I am not sure about the rest of what's going on. If you have some other questions regarding filings and a trust (or anything else) it'd be best to post those as new, independent questions. I was simply responding to the question concerning what to do with an unneeded EIN.

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I was just asking because it said something about having to file my last year of taxes with my estate ein number and that's when I realized I did something wrong
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Nate, Expert

You needed a trust EIN. You mistakenly got an estate EIN. You just throw the one you don't need out. There is nothing to do.

I am not a tax attorney. This question was placed under Estate Law. So, if you have questions about tax filing please post those in the Tax Law section of our site.

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