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An LLC was recently transferred over to me. I have a copy of

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An LLC was recently transferred over to me. I have a copy of the Operating Agreement in my name. The former owner (sole proprietor) was issued an EIN. Nothing has changed with the company - same name, address, type of business, etc. What do I need to file with the IRS to get a new EIN issued?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 month ago.

You can apply for the new EIN online as a sole proprietor.

An LLC is an entity created by state statute. The IRS did not create a new tax classification for the LLC when it was created by the states; instead IRS uses the tax entity classifications it has always had for business taxpayers: corporation, partnership, or disregarded as an entity separate from its owner, referred to as a “disregarded entity.” An LLC is always classified by the IRS as one of these types of taxable entities. If a “disregarded entity” is owned by an individual, it is treated as a sole proprietor. If the “disregarded entity” is owned any other entity, it is treated as a branch or division of its owner.

This LLC is still a sole prop under your ownership now so you just need to apply for an EIN yourself now.

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-to-apply-for-an-ein

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