S Corp Verification Letter (385C)
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If you can't find your CP 261 letter, don't worry - you can request a copy of the 385C letter, which serves as alternative proof of your S Corporation's election. You can request the 385C letter to be mailed to you, but it will take 10-14 business days to arrive. If you do not have a fax number, you can have the form faxed directly to Collective, our fax number is +1 650-275-4240 (it is a private and secure fax line).


  1. Call 1-800-829-4933 (the “business and specialty tax line”).

  2. Press option 1 for English.

  3. Press option 7 for "Other Questions".

  4. Press option 2 for "Submitted forms or Tax History".

  5. Press option 1 for "Questions about Corporate".

  6. The IRS agent will ask a few security questions to confirm you own your LLC.

  7. Tell the IRS agent that you need to confirm your LLC is treated an S-Corp, confirm the S-Corp election date, and request a copy of the 385C Letter.

  8. Tell the IRS agent whether you’d like to receive the 385C Letter by fax.

  9. Tip: The IRS agent will ask, “Do you have a private and secure fax next to you?” If using our fax number, say "yes". Our fax number is +1 650-275-4240.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this document is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial or tax advice. It is not intended to be a substitute for obtaining accounting or other financial advice from an appropriate financial adviser or for the purpose of avoiding U.S. Federal, state or local tax payments and penalties.

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