Originally Posted by cyrix
#1;Here is the problem: my incorporation agent (a pretty large and well-known one) has told me that since I don't have a SSN or an ITIN, the EIN will be obtained from the IRS' international department and it will make my c-corp a "foreign entity" which will be disqualified from doing business or hiring in the US.Is that true?
#2;This is contrary to my belief. I thought the corp incorporated in CA is always a US entity able to do business in the US regardless where the owner is.Are there some boxes in the SS-4 form that may make that difference (so that I must avoid)? I need to hire employees in the US in the future, so I can't make any mistake on this.
#1;You must disclose the name and Taxpayer Identification Number ,i.e., SSN, ITIN to get an EIN. You can get an ITIN.However, UNLESS you are a US resident FOR TAX PURPOSES, you can’t get an SSN #.IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a SSN from the SSA; ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens may have a U.S. filing or reporting requirement under the Internal Revenue Code. An ITIN need only be applied for when you do not already have an ITIN or a SSN; you are not being employed by USC; A TIN is an identification number used by the IRS in the administration of tax laws;tin is one of them; Social Security Number;Employer Identification Number;; Individual Taxpayer Identification Number ;Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions ;Preparer Taxpayer Identification Number
ITINs are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose. You should complete Form W-7 as soon as you are ready to file your federal income tax return, since you need to attach the return to your application. please contact the IRS formore info in detail.
This is contrary to my belief. I thought the corp incorporated in CA is always a US entity able to do business in the US regardless where the owner is.
#2;As mentioned abve; To hire EEs in US, you must have some type of company in the US to do so, either a subsidiary or C corp, LLC, etc. You also will have to register to do business in the state in which you have EEs.