The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assigns an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
to identify a business entity for tax reporting purposes. Because of varying conventions
in tax reporting practices, in some large organizations, (notably some state governmental
entities); one EIN is used by all components of the organization. Thus, separate state
institutions may use the same EIN. Conversely, some large organizations have been
assigned several EINs, one for each part of the organization.
This section describes how field office management identify and process organizational
EIN issues in eRPS.
IMPORTANT: Field office management must establish, update, and terminate organizational payee
records. Claims representatives (CR’s) should not take actions establishing, updating,
or terminating organizational payee records.