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    I own a tree service and am starting another business which will be strickly online. My question is - is it better to file for another LLC or a DBA/AKA (if there is such a thing). Is it better to have a seperate Federal Tax ID?
    Last edited by Dkline; 01-17-2007, 12:33 PM.

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    In most cases, I prefer to have clients set up separate LLCs. The cost is Georgia is fairly low and a separate LLC gives added protection of the assets of one business from the creditors of the other.

    Whether you need a separate FEIN is strictly a function of how you choose to organize the businesses. If they are the same (including a single member LLC which is disregarded for tax purposes), you must use a single FEIN. If the businesses are separate entities, each must have its unique FEIN.
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