- Form a Company Now! +
- Services +
- Compare Prices +
- Learning Center +
- HBS Blog +
- Make Payments +
Have you recently changed the name of your LLC or corporation?
If so, it’s your responsibility to make sure everyone knows it, including the IRS. You must change your business name with the IRS if you change the name of your LLC.
Under most circumstances, changing your business name with the IRS will not require a new EIN—though it will require an EIN name change. To make this determination, see IRS Publication 1635.
Although it’s rare, sometimes changes to names are made right after EINs are issued. If you recently received your EIN and have not made any tax filings with the IRS, then send your business name change request to: IRS, Stop 6055, Kansas City, MO 64999
If tax liability for the EIN has already been determined (i.e., you've already filed a tax return for the entity), there are two ways to notify the IRS of your LLC name change:
Once you’ve changed your business name with the IRS, you’ll need to let everyone else know you’ve changed the name of your company, too.
It’s a good idea to make a list of all the other agencies and companies that you do business with on a regular basis; be sure to include all state and local tax authorities, vendors, suppliers, service companies and banks.
This will help keep you organized during the transition and make sure your mail service is not interrupted. It’s your responsibility to make sure everyone is on the same page in this new chapter of your company.
We can help you file a Certificate of Amendment if you would like to change the name of your LLC or corporation. Call us at 1-800-345-CORP if you are thinking about changing your LLC name.
*Disclaimer*: Harvard Business Services, Inc. is neither a law firm nor an accounting firm and, even in cases where the author is an attorney, or a tax professional, nothing in this article constitutes legal or tax advice. This article provides general commentary on, and analysis of, the subject addressed. We strongly advise that you consult an attorney or tax professional to receive legal or tax guidance tailored to your specific circumstances. Any action taken or not taken based on this article is at your own risk. If an article cites or provides a link to third-party sources or websites, Harvard Business Services, Inc. is not responsible for and makes no representations regarding such source’s content or accuracy. Opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Business Services, Inc.
There are 13 comments left for How Do You Change Your Business Name with the IRS?Abbey said: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
I have sent the IRS name change info letter 5x since Oct. Still no 147c. I am in healthcare so insurance companies revalidate annually. My State name does not match IRS and insurance is saying they will have to stop payment. I have called IRS several times. No help. Maybe faster to get new EIN and recredential with insurance than wait and risk losing business. Thoughts?HBS Staff replied: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Thank you for reading our blog. We are sorry to hear the troubles you are having. It would be best to speak with your Accountant regarding this issue.Jeff DeSpain said: Thursday, March 25, 2021
I misspelled my new business name how can I fix it. Who do I need to contact. ThanksHBS Staff replied: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Thank you for reading our blog. If this is on the form that was submitted to the IRS then you will need to reach out directly to the IRS at 1-800-829-4933 for further assistance.? ??? said: Friday, February 26, 2021
Hey! I'm at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the superb work!HBS Staff replied: Friday, February 26, 2021
Thank you for reading our article and we appreciate your kind words about our blog. If you have any questions we are here to assist.???? said: Friday, February 26, 2021
Heya i'm for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.HBS Staff replied: Friday, February 26, 2021
Hello, Thank you for reading our article and we're glad you found it helpful.? ??? said: Friday, February 26, 2021
Wonderful goods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and you're just extremely great. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you're saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a wonderful website.HBS Staff replied: Friday, February 26, 2021
Thank you for reading our article and we're glad you found it to be helpful and informative.