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Entities

Question: I recently formed a limited liability company (LLC). The LLC has no employees, is not subject to relevant excise taxes, and has not elected to be taxed as a corporation. Do I need a separate federal tax ID number for the LLC?

Answer:

  • If you are the sole owner of the LLC and the LLC has no employees, you will not need a separate federal tax ID (EIN) number.
  • If you are not the sole owner of the LLC, you will need a separate federal tax ID number for the LLC.
  • A new LLC with one owner (Single Member LLC) that chooses to be taxed as a corporation or an S corporation will need a new federal ID number.

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Category: Small Business, Self Employed, Other Business
Subcategory: Entities

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