Charge Conference forms
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Church tax ID numbers
An issue has surfaced regarding tax identification numbers (federal or state) that churches may have.
Churches have been asked to provide tax ID or employer identification numbers to our insurance broker and to submit them as a part of the annual report of statistics. When we compared the two lists, some discrepancies were noted.
Some churches have one number for the federal government and a different one for the state of Kansas.
Our assistant treasurer, Niki Buesing, spoke with the Kansas Department of Revenue, and they informed her that they use the federal tax ID number. ?However, if an entity does not have a federal ID number or did not provide it to them, the Kansas Department of Revenue assigns a Kansas ID number.
If a church has both a federal ID number and a Kansas ID number, the church needs to inform the Kansas Department of Revenue so they can get it corrected. The church will need to fax the federal form S-4 that shows the number that was assigned by the IRS. The church should have received this form when they first applied for a federal ID. The fax number is 785-296-2073.
One church discovered that both numbers in existence for them were issued by the federal government. In that case, the church has been asked to contact the IRS directly to correct this problem so that they end up with only one federal id number.
If you decide your church should take any action regarding your EIN/tax ID, we would recommend that, rather than immediately do that work online, you first call the IRS’s toll-free number to discuss your planned action to determine if it is the best course to take. The toll-free phone number for tax-exempt entities is 877-829-5500. Their hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday.
To learn more about federal ID numbers, go to http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html.