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Ha. That was my other question, as far as the partnership being registered with the State (CA). I don't know, I am on hold right now with the IRS to give our Federal Tax ID to see if they can tell me any information on whats registered, or how, or when on there end. The only thing I signed when we started two years ago was a fictitious names document and our agreement to go into business together with 90/10 ownership. I have a sole proprietorship with a separate business in my name and I pay a business tax certificate every year. I called the city of San Diego and they have no record of a biz tax cert in our company name.
We opened the bank account together in person at the bank in both our names and our account has 50/50 account ownership with the bank so either one of use can withdraw, make changes, or close the account. He gave or the bank found our EIN number, which to this day I am not sure is legit or not. The bank account is negative $100. I told him yesterday I will close it myself and pay it off and he agreed.
As far as ongoing customer accounts and contracts, we are an authorized retail for HughesNet Satellite Internet. All the contracts and accounts with customers are directly through them. We do get residual income every month but that is from HughesNet directly. We set up orders online and over the phone and that's it, HughesNet takes over from there. They bill the customer, the service is in their name, and they provide the contract and customer service. Then we get paid from HughesNet. We do charge a one time processing fee to each customer when they sign up.
We do get charged back on cancelled customer orders which I have agreed to pay myself.
Outstanding contracts with vendors? Not that I know of, we just have an email sending service that we pay for that I am taking over and it's month to month.
Yes I want to be a sole proprietor.
I just got off the phone with the IRS and girl was so unhelpful. I told her I wanted to verify an EIN because I didn't know the type or date, etc. She said well those are the questions we use to verify you so if you don't know the answers to those questions then we cant verify you. I asked her which questions exactly. She said type. I said partnership. Then she asked my title and phone number, which I gave. Then she asked for my social security number. I cut her off right there before I gave it to her because I felt she is being misleading. She said we need that to verify you. I said no thanks and I hung up.
What business files or information exactly? I don't know. He was handling all that. As far as due diligence, we don't have any assets, we operated at a loss. There is residual money of about $1000 coming in every month but he is forfeiting that in return for my upfront payment.
As far as tax statements, our license with HughesNet is under my social security number. I received a tax statement from them or from the IRS but with my social security number. I think the tax info hasn't been filed property and I am going to work on getting that fixed with my tax guy.
I would rather verify that EIN on my own, if I have to give them my social security number I guess I will.
When we opened the bank account he gave them an EIN number. Where he got it or where they verified it I have no idea. I have that EIN number in my possession. I did some searches online under the business name and I couldn't find anything. And yes as far as HughesNet goes everything is under my social security number and business is only with me. The license is in my name only. They ran a credit check 2 years ago under my social when I applied.
I don't want to communicate with my partner other then to get him to sign what I need. Our relationship is extremely sour. We just want to part ways.
The business name isXXXXX It is actually spelled Satelite Internet USA (with one "l" in Satellite) with the fictitious names department with the county of San Diego. Which I verified with them yesterday is their mistake that they are changing it to the correct spelling within the next couple of days.
I have the agreements ready, including the non compete. We will see how it goes. I won't present the state of California document until I get our signed agreements first, like you said. The document link you provided has a "Secretary of State File Number" on the top right. Where might I go to find out what file number is XXXXX with the EIN number that I have?
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