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EIN IN 20 MINUTES
IN THE FILL-IN FILE, GO LINE BY LINE:
(USE THE SAMPLE AS REFERENCE):
Line 1. Legal name of LLC for whom the EIN is being requested:
MAKE SURE you are using the exact same name that is showing on your certificate of organization.
Line 2. Trade name of business:
Leave that field blank.
Line 3. Executor, administrator, trustee, "care of" name:
If you want the EIN and any other tax related letters will be sent to specific person which is not yourself, enter that person's name as the "care of" person. Enter the individual's first name, middle initial, and last name. If you want all letters addressed to you, leave that field blank.
Lines 4a–b. Mailing address:
Enter the mailing address where you can safely receive the EIN and any other tax related letters. If the entity's address is outside the United, you must enter the city, province or state, postal code, and the name of the country. Don't abbreviate the country name. If line 3 is completed, enter the address for the executor, trustee, or "care of" person. Generally, this address will be used on all tax returns.
Lines 5a–b. Street address:
If the company has an actual physical location in the US, which is different from its mailing address shown in lines 4a–b, list that physical address here. Don't enter a P.O. box number here. If the entity's address is outside the United States or its possessions, you must enter the city, province or state, postal code, and the name of the country. Don't abbreviate the country name.
Line 6. County and state where principal business is located:
Enter the entity's resident agent address, or if the company has a physical location, enter that address.
Lines 7a–b. Name of responsible party:
Enter your full name (first name, middle initial, last name, if applicable). In the SSN, ITIN, or EIN enter: "NRA", which stands for Non Resident Alien.
Responsible party defined.
The “responsible party” is the person who ultimately owns or controls the entity or who exercises ultimate effective control over the entity. The person identified as the responsible party should have a level of control over, or entitlement to, the funds or assets in the entity that, as a practical matter, enables the person, directly or indirectly, to control, manage, or direct the entity and the disposition of its funds and assets. Unless the applicant is a government entity, the responsible party must be an individual (i.e., a natural person), not an entity.
Lines 8a–c. Limited liability company (LLC) information:
Enter "Yes" in 8a
Enter "1" in 8b (if more than 1 owner for the LLC, enter the number of owners)
Line 9a. Type of entity:
Mark the "PARNTERSHIP" option.
Line 9a. If corporation:
Enter "N/A" in both State and Foreign country
Line 10. Reason for applying:
Mark: "Started new business" and " SINGLE MEMER LLC"
Line 11. Date business started or acquired:
Enter the exact date that your certificate of organization was approved by the State.
Line 12. Closing month of accounting year:
Line 13. Highest number of employees expected in the next 12 months:
If no employees are expected, enter 0 for all 3 types and skip line 14.
Complete each box by entering the number (including zero (-0-)) of Agricultural, Household, or Other employees expected by the applicant in the next 12 months.
If no employees are expected, skip line 14.
Line 14. Do you want to file Form 944?
If no employees: leave blank.
If you expect your employment tax liability to be $1,000 or less in a full calendar year, you're eligible to file Form 944 annually (once each year) instead of filing Form 941 quarterly (every 3 months). Your employment tax liability generally will be $1,000 or less if you expect to pay $4,000 or less in total wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding. If you qualify and want to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941, check the box on line 14. If you don't check the box, then you must file Form 941 for every quarter.
Line 15. First date wages or annuities were paid:
If the business has employees, enter the date on which the business began to pay wages or annuities. For foreign applicants, this is the date you began to pay wages in the United States. If the business doesn't plan to have employees, enter "N/A."
Line 16: Principal activity:
Check the one box on line 16 that best describes the principal activity of the applicant's business. Check the box Other (and specify the applicant's principal activity) if none of the listed boxes applies. You must check a box.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in erecting buildings or engineering projects (for example, streets, highways, bridges, and tunnels). The term "construction" also includes special trade contractors (for example, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, concrete, excavation, etc., contractors).
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in renting or leasing real estate to others; managing, selling, buying, or renting real estate for others; or providing related real estate services (for example, appraisal services). Also check this box for mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs). Mortgage REITs are engaged in issuing shares of funds consisting primarily of portfolios of real estate mortgage assets with gross income of the trust solely derived from interest earned.
Rental & leasing.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in providing tangible goods such as autos, computers, consumer goods, or industrial machinery and equipment to customers in return for a periodic rental or lease payment. Also check this box for equity real estate investment trusts (REITs). Equity REITs are engaged in issuing shares of funds consisting primarily of portfolios of real estate assets with gross income of the trust derived from renting real property.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts of manufactured products is also considered to be manufacturing.
Transportation & warehousing.
Check this box if the applicant provides transportation of passengers or cargo; warehousing or storage of goods; scenic or sight-seeing transportation; or support activities related to transportation.
Finance & insurance.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change of ownership of financial assets and/or facilitating such financial transactions; underwriting annuities/insurance policies; facilitating such underwriting by selling insurance policies; or by providing other insurance or employee-benefit related services.
Health care & social assistance.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in providing physical, medical, or psychiatric care; or providing social assistance activities such as youth centers, adoption agencies, individual/family services, temporary shelters, daycare, etc.
Accommodation & food services.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in providing customers with lodging, meal preparation, snacks, or beverages for immediate consumption.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in arranging for the purchase or sale of goods owned by others or purchasing goods on a commission basis for goods traded in the wholesale market, usually between businesses.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in selling goods in the wholesale market generally to other businesses for resale on their own account, goods used in production, or capital or durable nonconsumer goods.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in selling merchandise to the general public from a fixed store; by direct, mail-order, or electronic sales; or by using vending machines.
Check this box if the applicant is engaged in an activity not described above. Describe the applicant's principal business activity in the space provided. Here you can use;
Marketing and sales
Line 17. Description of products or services:
Use line 17 to describe the applicant's principal line of business in more detail. For example, if you checked the Construction box on line 16, enter additional detail such as "General contractor for residential buildings" on line 17. An entry is required.
"Business Consulting services"
"Software development and sales"
Line 18. Previous EIN:
Check the "No" box if this is the first time you apply for EIN for the new LLC.
Or, mark "Yes" to indicate if an EIN was issued previously for the LLC.
Third Party Designee:
Complete this section only if you want to authorize the named individual to answer questions about the completion of Form SS-4 and receive the entity’s newly assigned EIN. You must complete the signature area for the authorization to be valid. The designee’s authority terminates at the time the EIN is assigned and released to the designee. EINs are released to authorized third party designees by the method they used to obtain the EIN (online, telephone, or fax); however, the EIN notice will be mailed to the taxpayer.
If the third party designee’s address or telephone number matches the address or telephone number of the taxpayer, the application must be mailed or faxed.
The application must be signed by (a) the individual, if the applicant is an individual; (b) the president, vice president, or other principal officer, if the applicant is a corporation; (c) a responsible and duly authorized member or officer having knowledge of its affairs, if the applicant is a partnership, government entity, or other unincorporated organization; or (d) the fiduciary, if the applicant is a trust or an estate. Foreign applicants may have any duly-authorized person (for example, division manager) sign Form
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