If this has been answered already, my apologies for the redundancy. My question is in regards to the "Legal Name" when acquiring an EIN under the SMLLC entity. My LLC paperwork has not been completed, but the company name will read "Example, LLC". However, when applying for the EIN, I left out the LLC in the LEGAL NAME portion, so it simply reads "Example". Since it's filed as an LLC entity, I assumed the LLC portion was implied, but now I read that the names must match EXACTLY. Will this cause accounting issues? Will a bank account need to use the EIN business name, or can it still have the LLC? I'm so confused! I realize that the EIN is for tax purposes, but don't the names need to match?
You should have put the full legal name in the EIN. That said, I don't think this is a substantive problem as for use of the EIN or using this to open up an account. If you really want to change it you could amend the filing,
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The "LLC" is part of your legal name and should be used in all official capacities. As others have noted the fact that it is not part of the EIN should not be fatal. If you have trouble with opening an account for the LLC, then you may need to amend to correct.
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