A single-member LLC can either use the Social Security Number (SSN) of the single member to conduct business, or it can obtain a separate Employer Identification Number (EIN). An EIN is required for a multi-member LLC. The EIN serves as the Federal Tax Identification Number for the company on file with the IRS.
We recommend that you obtain an EIN soon after the formation of your LLC whether you are forming a single-member or multi-member LLC. A number may be obtained beforehand, but it is best to wait in the event there are issues with the filing that require a different name be used for the LLC. It is best to have the LLC approved before obtaining the company’s EIN.
IncNow can help obtain the EIN for your LLC (or any other entity) if you would like. Find out how by contacting one of our incorporation specialists today.