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Question – If I file for an LLC as a single member, can I still acquire an EIN number?
Our Response – In some cases a single-member LLC (or a sole proprietorship) will be required to register for an EIN.
An EIN is not needed for a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC electing to be taxed like a sole proprietorship AND has no employees.
An LLC that elects to be taxed as a sole proprietorship AND has employees OR a single-member LLC the elects to be taxed as a corporation will need an EIN.
Applying for an EIN takes about 5 minutes. See more information on how to apply for an EIN.
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