How do i find out what legal status i created my EIN with?

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  1. Tripp_84

    Tripp_84 Bobtail Member

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    EDIT i just went and clicked to apply for a new one and i see the 1st stage is choosing which tax status your business will be. I can't remember if i selected Sole proprietor or S-Corp. How do i find that out?
     
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  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    You will get a letter sometime after they work on your app. saying how its set up, i guess more people are working now so maybe it won't take to long?
     
  4. Metalicious

    Metalicious Light Load Member

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    You probably chose sole proprietor. You should have been able to see the number after you completed the application, no? I did mine years ago and it showed me the number right off the bat after I filled out the application, or maybe I received an email with the info. But S-Corp or C-Corp would require you putting in the legal name that you have, LLC, Inc. etc. But they will mail you a document with your EIN number on it and the name that it's under. Mine as a sole proprietor just showed the name I was using, no LLC or Inc or anything like that. Thankfully I never did use it even. Sole proprietor offers no protection to any liability at all.
     
  5. Tripp_84

    Tripp_84 Bobtail Member

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    I have the paper the IRS mailed me with my EIN on it last year and company name but i can't find anywhere on the paper where it states whether i set it up as a sole proprietor or s corp. The only part on the paper that doesn't look automated says....

    "based on the information received from you or your representative, you must file the following forms... Form 1120".
     
  6. Metalicious

    Metalicious Light Load Member

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    Does it list your name
    Company name
    Mailing address
    City, ST, zip?

    If so im sure its sole proprietor. Sole proprietor IRS recognizes as you, with whatever name you used being your DBA name. Or so they told me when I had to call to get a copy of my number.
     
  7. Tripp_84

    Tripp_84 Bobtail Member

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    It never mentions my actual name anywhere on the paper. Just says

    Tripps Trucking
    mailing address
     
  8. Tripp_84

    Tripp_84 Bobtail Member

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    heres a picture of the paper
     

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  9. Metalicious

    Metalicious Light Load Member

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    Well tripps I can't answer with certainty. Mine lists my dba name under my individual name. And I know mine was sole proprietor. Only thing I could say is call the IRS. Anything I'd say beyond what I have about my own ein is pure guessing.
     
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