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Entity Classification Election Filing Service


The name of the LLC should be entered exactly as it is on the LLC's Articles of Formation of equivalent formation documents filed with the state. In general, it must contain an appropriate LLC-type indicator such as LLC, Limited, or Limited Liability Company. And it cannot contain an indicator for a different business entity type such as Inc. or Corp.



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Does a filing expire? Once an Entity Classification Election is accepted by the IRS, it stays in effect until it is changed, terminated, or revoked...
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Do I need to have a Federal Tax ID before I file? Yes. The Entity Classification Election application requires a Federal Tax ID, also known as an Employer Identification Number. The Federal Tax ID must be specifically for the LLC that is applying. If...
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