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I have a sole proprietor small business and a EIN# XXXXX that

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business. I just formed a LLC...
I have a sole proprietor small business and a EIN# XXXXX that business.
I just formed a LLC with my husband for another business....do I need to apply for another EIN#
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Thank you for your question.

The answer is "yes", since the LLC is a wholly separate entity, it requires a new EIN which would not be covered by your sole proprietorship. You will need to apply for a new EIN. The reason is because then there is no difference between you, your proprietorship, and the LLC, the corporate veil is pierced, and you lose out on the benefits that a corporation provides you.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Does the LLC file as corp or s-corp
Business Lawyer: Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney replied 5 years ago
Thank you for your follow-up.

An LLC files as a pass through entity. It files like an S Corp and not like a C Corp.

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