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How do I open a business checking account?

In order to open a business checking account, you’ll need to provide documentation that shows your business is registered with the IRS and that you are legally allowed to open the account. Additional documents are needed depending upon what type of business is opening the account.

If you are opening a business checking account and are the sole owner of the business you’ll need:

  • Social security number
  • Two valid forms of identification
  • DBA certificate

If you’re opening the business checking account as a partnership you’ll need:

  • Business identification
  • Organization documents
  • Businesses licenses
  • Signed declaration of unincorporated business

If you’re opening the business checking account for an S corporation you’ll need:

  • Business identification
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Charter
  • Corporate resolution
  • Business Licenses

If you’re opening a business checking account for a limited liability company business you’ll need:

  • LLC operating agreement
  • Business identification
  • Federal EIN
  • Organizational documents
  • Signed declaration of unincorporated business
  • Business licenses

If you’re opening a business checking account for a C corporation you’ll need:

  • Business identification
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Corporate charter
  • Corporate resolution
  • Business licenses
  • 501(c) letter (if operating as a nonprofit)
  • Tax-exempt documentation (if operating as a nonprofit)
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