I've converted my LLC into a C-Corp, and this is the first time I've changed it's name. I already applied my company to a new EIN before I changed my corporation name. How do I inform the IRS that I changed my business name, and do I need a new EIN?
Generally speaking, if all you have done is changed your business name, there is no need for a new EIN. You would note the name change on the your tax return when you file. I agree with the previous responders who recommended that you seek legal counsel on this issue as there may be additional facts that should be considered.
You should not require a new EIN, and your prior name should be registered as a dba.
You are clearly in need of a bit of business and accounting counsel.
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I hate to answer your question without answering your question but a lot depends on other facts that were not disclosed in the question. I too suggest that you contact a business attorney to be able to fully counsel you on this situation.
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See attached link to IRS publication 1635 which will answer your particular question.
My answer is not intended to be giving legal advice and this topic can be a complex area where the advice of a licensed attorney in your State should be obtained.