Ohio - Hoping someone can help. IRS hold times are incredible and the one bank I called did not seem to understand. My sister was the executor of my dad's estate. She had opened an estate account and acquired an EIN number. She passed away in April of cancer and my brother-in-law was named as substitute executor. Dad's house was under contract. The house is now sold and BIL has a check but the bank says even with the letter from court naming him as executor - he needs a new EIN and new estate account. Does anyone know 1. Is this correct? and 2. Is the IRS really backed up because of COVID and spending their on-hand resources answering stimulus check questions? The new EIN was requested 3.5 weeks ago thru an online "service" (I know it's free to do it yourself) and we have no new EIN. Thanks in advance.