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Single Member vs Multi Member LLC EIN Number

peauff
Level 3

I have a client who modified their LLC to include multiple members (vs. one member) during the tax year.  We are now filing as a Partnership vs. disregarded entity, however, they have thus far been unable to receive a corrected EIN number (indicating multiple members) from the IRS self service site.  What are the ramifications of this issue, should we file the partnership return using the current "sole member" EIN?

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IRonMaN
Level 15

In theory that should work, but in realty the return will most likely get bounced if you file electronically since the IRS doesn't have a partnership in its system with that EIN.

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IRonMaN
Level 15

In theory that should work, but in realty the return will most likely get bounced if you file electronically since the IRS doesn't have a partnership in its system with that EIN.

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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
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Thats what I was thinking, it will get bounced back due to the EIN not matching the entity type.


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George4Tacks
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