E.I.N. stands for “Employer Identification Number”, often referred to as a “Federal Tax ID Number”
When someone passes away, their Social Security Number expires. You will need to provide the bank with an EIN to create an Estate Account.
You may apply for an EIN online at: https://sa.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/index.jsp
Choose EIN Type: ESTATE
WARNING: Do not search for EIN information on the internet---you may be charged to obtain the EIN. This is a free process provided by the IRS.