How to obtain an EIN (or TAX ID NUMBER)
After forming an LLC in Delaware and authorizing the Certificate of Formation, the first thing to do is to obtain a federal tax ID number, which is abbreviated as EIN (Employer Identification Number). This number is received via Internal Revenue Services (IRS).
To apply for this number, you need to fill out Form SS-4 and submit it to the IRS. When purchasing this number, you will be asked specific questions to fill out the Form SS-4. These questions are explained below:
Name of the LLC: The full name that was submitted to the Delaware Division of Corporations, as added LLC to the end
To whom the notifications will be sent: IRS must know to whom the official documents (announcements) will be submitted when needed. This person can live anywhere in the world. Generally, these people are one of the owners, members or manager of the companies or the company lawyer.
Address of the LLC: The place where that all documents tax-related and notifications will be sent. This address can be in a state other the US.
State of doing business: The first state of doing business can be anywhere in the world or the US.
Information of the responsible member: As explained before, the responsible person of an LLC (owner or the member) can live anywhere in the world; therefore, this person may not have a social security number. In this case, it is not compulsory to provide an SSN. However, if the person responsible has an SSN, it has to be submitted.
Taxation of the LLC: This step is significant since any misleading or false information may cause severe tax-related legal problems. If an LLC has more than one member, it is categorized as a partnership when being taxed. If the company has a single member, then its taxation status will be defined as a sole proprietorship. When the taxation is being handled, both types of companies will fill out the same form; however, the actual tax will be different in amount.
Starting date of the business: Here you are required to state the time of starting a market for the incorporated or acquired company.
Last month of account: Unless stated differently by your accountant, to make things easier, indicate the previous month of accounting for your company as of December.
Projected number of employees: This part of the form can always be restated; since the conditions and the projections for the future of the business can change in time. What is important here is to choose the right selection among the choices in the form. By the way, there are 12 different LLC types according to their employee number. If you could not find an option that fits your business, you can mark “other.”
Executive summary: For a smooth process, you need to inform the IRS as much as possible about your business by giving any valuable information you have about your business. First, you need to choose the right category for your business, then, you need to provide a detailed explanation of your business planning in the US. If you mark “other” in this section, you are naturally required to give more details regarding your business.
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