My 941/944/940 was rejected for an invalid name control. What do I do?

In many cases the name control is the first four characters of the company's legal business name.  For more information on how to determine what your name control might be, please visit the IRS website to read about how the name control is determined.  Otherwise, please click the ? icon next to the name control field on the 941, 944, or 940 data entry screen to read the IRS Name/Job Aid.

If you would like to verify or obtain the name control assign to the EIN, you can also contact the IRS Practitioner Priority Service at 1-866-860-4259 or the IRS Business & Specialty Line at 1-800-829-4933.

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