My husband and I are both self employed. My husband just started a contract job and I have a small sewing business. Can we share an LLC even though our businesses are separate entities?

– Susan


Answer

You are able to operate multiple businesses under the umbrella of one LLC to get the liability protection and as an added benefit, will only have one tax return to file. If you are going to continue doing business under the existing sole proprietorship business names, lets say its “Susan’s Sewing” for example, you will need to file an assumed name notice form (also known as doing business as, DBA, etc) with the county you run the businesses out of.

You will also need to get a FEIN number and state business tax number for the LLC.