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Required Business Entity Documentation


 

Required Business Entity Documentation 



Sole Proprietorship (DBA)

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Assumed Name Certificate

 

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Assumed Name Certificate - if applicable
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Filing
  • Signed Operating Agreement/Company Agreement OR Resolutions
  • Beneficial Owners & Control Information*

 

Sole Member Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Provided SSN or  SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Assumed Name Certificate - if applicable
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Filing
  • Beneficial Owners & Control Information*

 

General Partnership

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Assumed Name Certificate (2-persons)
  • Partnership Agreement or Resolutions
  • Beneficial Owners & Control Information*

 

Limited Partnership

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Filing
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Beneficial Owners & Control Information*

 

Limited Liability Partnership

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Filing
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Beneficial Owners & Control Information*

 

Corporation (S-Corp) & (C-Corp)

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Filing
  • Assumed Name Certificate – if applicable
  • Corporate By-Laws or Resolutions 
  • Beneficial Owners & Control Information*

 

Non Profit Corporations

  • Certification of SS-4 (EIN from IRS)
  • Articles or Certificate of Incorporation
  • By-Laws
  • Assumed Name Certificate – if applicable
  • Non-Profit Designation Letter – 501C3
  • Control Information* for non-profit organizations

 

Unincorporated Association (Club/Organization)

For example, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sports leagues, family reunion accounts, and non-profit organizations that have not been registered with the Secretary of State such as fundraising or memorial accounts

  • Certification of EIN from IRS
  • Non-profit designation letter – 501C3, if available
  • Fictitious name registration; only if operating under a business name that does not include the owners full first and last name.

 

Campaign Accounts

  • Certification of EIN from IRS
  • Candidate declaration form
  • FEC-1 form – Federal Campaign accounts only (Senators, Representatives, Congress)
  • Fictitious name registration; only if operating under a different name than the candidates legal first and last name

 

In addition to these documents, all signers will need their non-expired government issued photo identification. There is a minimum of $100 to open a savings account and a minimum of $100 to open a business checking account. 

 

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*Effective May 11, 2018, new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act require every legal entity to provide identifying information for all beneficial owners who have 25% or more ownership in the entity, and for one individual that has significant managerial control of the entity. The information required to be provided for beneficial owners is, name, address, date of birth, social security number, and a non-expired government issued photo ID. This information must be provided at the time of account opening