I own a LLC
in FL, and the LLC has an EIN number. I am moving the business
to PA. I need to keep the same EIN number, since the EIN number has been established and connected to my LLC for the previous 8 years.When I spoke with the PA Department of State, Business Processing Department there are 4 forms that will need to be completed:
1. Statement of Domestication Form (DSCB: 15-375)
– This form is filled out when my business moves to PA, and is no longer doing business in FL. It shows the business was established previously, and now has “moved” to PA.
2. Certificate Of Organization (DSCB:15-375)
- This form creates an LLC in PA (The Statement of Domestication Form will still need to be completed to show that the business is not new)
3. Docketing Statement Change (DSCB: 15-134B)
4. New Entity Docketing Statement (DSCB: 15-134A)According to the PA Department of State, they do not require an EIN, and said it would be acceptable to use my existing EIN on the above paperwork.When I spoke to the IRS, I cannot get an accurate answer as to whether I can still use my original EIN when I file the LLC in PA. Some IRS representivies have said that if a new Certificate of Organization is created, then a new EIN will need to be created as well. Other IRS representatives have said that since the Statement of Domestication Form is completed, as long as the owner and managing members remain the same, I can keep and still use my original EIN, and just change the mailing address.It is critical to the operations of my LLC that the EIN number not change.1.When I move to PA, will I be able to keep and use my original EIN?
2. What additional steps do I need to do in order to keep my original EIN?