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One of the most important issues to us is whether we'll have to register our LLC with each of our states of residence. As I understand it, we're required to pay ourselves a wage, so our LLC would have employees working in two different states. Does having an employee in a state count as "doing business in" the state, even though the employee works from home and does the entirety of their job is working online?
Hello. Another expert here. Perhaps I can assist in this answer. Being a member of an LLC or a shareholder of a corporation does not require the entity to register to do business in that persons state of residence. You only have to register the business in states where you actively do business. That doesn't include mail order or on line sales. You should check on the sales tax aspects of your business though because that might be an issue, depending on the nature of your business.
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If I'm required to pay myself a wage, however, wouldn't I need to register the LLC with my state of residence in order to receive a state employer id number for tax purposes? Or do I only file my income with the state I incorporated in, ignoring my state of residence?