The IRS is now only issuing one employer identification number (EIN) per responsible party each day. Previously, it would issue up to five EINs per day. The new limit applies to all requests for an EIN whether online, or by phone, fax, or mail. The IRS says that the new policy was implemented to ensure fair and equitable access to all applicants with legitimate tax administration-related needs. It will also ensure that the EIN system continues to operate effectively. Employers may apply for an EIN online at https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/index.jsp.