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You will need a printer to print a copy of the confirmation letter you will receive when your EIN is assigned. If you do not have a printer, we recommend you save an electronic copy of your confirmation letter to your local hard drive or other removable storage device so you can print it at a later time.
128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption
The EIN Assistant Application will work with any browser that supports 128-bit SSL encryption. To verify that you have 128-bit SSL capable browser, follow these instructions if you have Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. For all other browser types, please search the Internet for "how to verify browser encryption" for your web browser.
Netscape Navigator Instructions
Some users have experienced problems using Netscape 7.0 to access this site. We recommend you upgrade your browser to a later version of Netscape (7.0.1 or higher) to avoid this problem. For help upgrading, refer to Netscape support.
Using PDF files with Internet Explorer 6.0
Some users have experienced problems downloading and/or displaying PDF files from secure sites using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0. Until Microsoft issues another Service Pack release, the company has provided a patch for its browser. Refer to Microsoft Support for more information on this issue and its resolution.
To use this application, please ensure that your browser supports session cookies. Please search the Internet for "how to enable session cookies" for your web browser or click here http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96582,00.html.
Certain pop-up blockers may prevent some of the help features on this web application from opening properly. If you are having trouble opening help topics or other links, we recommend you change your browser settings to allow pop-ups for this web site. You can find instructions for your particular web browser or pop-up blocker by searching the Internet using the term "how to enable pop-ups".
You will need Adobe Reader to view and print many of the documents in this application. If you do not already have Adobe Reader installed, you can download it here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.