EIN for single member LLC


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Etienne

I recently formed a single member California LLC, and have no employees.

According to the IRS website and brochures, I don't NEED to apply for a
separate EIN for the LLC, because it is a disregarded entitiy for tax
purposes and has no employees, and I can use my personal SSN for the LLC.

However, although there is no NEED for it, CAN I apply for and use one
anyway?

If so, can I use it for all purposes (bank account opening, business
license, W9 to customers etc.)?

I just would like to keep things as separate as possible and don't really
like my personal SSN to be floating around on W9's at customers etc.

Anybody any input?

Thanks,

Etienne
 
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Wayne Brasch

Etienne said:
I recently formed a single member California LLC, and
have no employees.

According to the IRS website and brochures, I don't NEED
to apply for a separate EIN for the LLC, because it is a
disregarded entitiy for tax purposes and has no employees,
and I can use my personal SSN for the LLC.

However, although there is no NEED for it, CAN I apply for
and use one anyway?

If so, can I use it for all purposes (bank account opening,
business license, W9 to customers etc.)?

I just would like to keep things as separate as possible
and don't really like my personal SSN to be floating around
on W9's at customers etc.
You can get one if you want to do so even though it is not
required. You can even get that number by applying for in
at http://www.irs.gov. Search that website for the correct
place to do that. If you can't find it, let me know and I
will be more specific.

Wayne Brasch
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