This email with the subject "Rejected Federal Tax payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 27 Oct 2011 01:51:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was <Nelda_Stover@irs.gov>, although it may have been spoofed.
Your Tax payment (ID: 200413670327), recently from your checking account was returned by the your Bank.
No need to file a Form SS-4. We ask you the questions and you give us the answers. After all validations are done you will get your EIN immediately upon completion. You can then download, save, and print your EIN confirmation notice.
This EIN is your permanent number and can be used immediately for most of your business needs, including opening a bank account, applying for business licenses, and filing a tax return by mail. However, no matter how you apply (phone, fax, mail, or online), it will take up to two weeks before your EIN becomes part of the IRS' permanent records. You must wait until this occurs before you can file an electronic return, make an electronic payment, or pass an IRS Taxpayer Identification Number matching program.
Due to a high volume of requests for EINs, the IRS will begin limiting the number of EINs assigned per day to a responsible party. Effective April 11, 2011, a responsible party will be limited to five (5) E! INs in one business day. This limit is in effect whether you apply online, by phone, fax or mail.