If the LLC is a disregarded entity, the one man owner reports its activities on his individual income tax return, Schedule C. You may or may not need an EIN. You do not give enough facts. For example, if you have employees and payroll is involved you must have an EIN. Speak directly with a tax attorney or good tax accountant for additional and specific guidance.
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This is a legal business forum. You are for the most part asking an accounting question.
Nevertheless, I'll give it a go. The qualified answer is you need to obtain the TIN and be prepared to file, Speak with your accountant about tax issues. You will also need to file annual registrations with New York State Department of State.
From a legal perspective, you need to keep minutes and an up-to-date operating agreement. Speak with a business lawyer about maintaining proper business records and your mission-critical agreements with your landlord, key suppliers and employees as the business grows. You are a sole member now, but you may eventually need a written agreement with a future business partner., including the amendment of your LLC operating agreement.
I have attached links to the IRS and New York's DOS regarding limited liability company filing requirements you asked about. Good luck with your new venture.
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Once you file the necessary forms with the Secretary of State's office the entity comes into existence. Whether or not it conducts business or has any activity does not matter from a legal point of view. As a separate legal entity it should have its own EIN. It should file a tax return beginning the year it came into existence. As an LLC all income or loss flows to the member owners thru a K-1 that the LLC issues to each member owner when it files its federal/state tax returns. If there is no activitiy then the K-1 will report $0.00 income/loss. Whether it has a business bank account is not an issue from a tax standpoint.
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