What does reference number 114 mean when applying for an EIN online?
Reference number 114 (sometimes referred to as an error code) means that the responsible party you listed already received an EIN that day. The IRS system only allows one EIN per responsible party, per day.
What To Do
- Wait until the next business day.
- Submit your application again.
- If the IRS still says they can’t provide an EIN online, apply by fax instead.
You can use Clerky to do it completely online. Just answer a few simple questions, sign the application electronically, and we'll fax it for you. We'll notify you as soon as we get the EIN from the IRS.