If you have been waiting for the IRS to assign an EIN number for your company, you may be waiting a little bit longer…

Planned Outage: Dec. 26, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2019

This service will be unavailable from approximately 6 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, until approximately 7 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, due to planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Because of this maintenance downtime, there is bound to be a backlog of applications starting sometime today through the start of  the New Year. Yet there is hope! As of this post, the IRS isn’t one the list of government agencies that are affected by the partial-shutdown.

I guess that’s good news?