How to Verify Single Member Limited Liability Company with Adsense

How to Verify Single Member Limited Liability Company with Google Adsense

Have you signed up with Google Adsense and are having trouble getting verified using the EIN for your Single Member Limited Liability Company? Well, you are not alone! There are many reasons why one uses an EIN for their taxes rather than their SSN; you may not have an SSN, you are doing this for tax purposes, or hell, you may even have been banned from Adsense! Hey, don’t feel bad, even PewDiePie was banned from Adsense back in the day!
I’ve checked all over the Google Forums and this has been one question that has remained unanswered. Well, I’ve got good news for you, this tutorial will show you How to Verify Single Member Limited Liability Company with Google Adsense!



Now, the two things you will need are an EIN and a Google Adsense account; make sure you have selected BUSINESS and not INDIVIDUAL when creating your Google Adsense account!

To sign up for Adsense visit: https://www.google.com/adsense
To sign up for an EIN visit: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Apply-for-an-Employer-Identification-Number-(EIN)-Online

After you’ve gotten your EIN from the link above and have chosen the Limited Liability Company, Single Member option, head on over to Google Adsense and have it verified (unless you already ready have an Adsense account, then you don’t need to get another EIN unless you want to [the IRS allows a new EIN one per day per SSN]).
IMPORTANT: After you have signed up for an EIN, you will be given the option to download your new EIN information in a PDF or have it mailed to you; this tutorial is using the PDF that was downloaded from the IRS web site. You will need this information!



In this first image, you will see a print screen of the PDF downloaded from the IRS web site; of course all of the information has been changed, but the actual structure will guide you to correctly getting your Single Member Limited Liability Company verified with Google Adsense. Please refer to this as you fill out the information for the Google Adsense Tax info.

Single Member Limited Liability Company with Adsenseclick to enlarge

Now, once you have all of the information as listed above, you are good to go! Now, after you have your BUSINESS account for Google Adsense created, your information should match the same as the image below. The FNAME LNAME information is name that will match your bank account or Google Adsense will not be able to verify your bank account. Note that the Business Name should be identical to the one that you created on the IRS web site. The address is your current address where you will be mailed the verification code from Google once your earnings have reached its threshold (normally $100).

Single Member Limited Liability Company with Google Adsenseclick to enlarge

Now, once you go to UPDATE TAX INFORMATION to have it verified by Google Adsense, the below image can be used as a guide to enter the correct information into the correct slots.
IMPORTANT: Note that the Federal tax classification is “Individual/sole proprietor” and not Limited Liability
Next to Name in the pic below it says “MY BUSNS NAME” next to the Edit link. This should be your business name exactly as it appears in the first image of the PDF from the IRS (I had to shorten it to get it to fit on the page without covering the Edit link!)
Now notice how the FIRST NAME and LAST NAME fields are filled in. This must ALSO MATCH the PDF that you received from the IRS!! For good measure, I re-entered the Business name/disregarded entity name when I filled out the tax info. Also, the “Permanent residence address” should, you guessed it, match the PDF you received from the IRS web site.

Verify Single Member Limited Liability Company with Adsenseclick to enlarge

Lastly, scroll down and fill in the EIN (make sure you change the field as marked red in the image below) and then fill out the Signature of U.S. person (your first and last name) and then click the SUBMIT button.

Verify Single Member Limited Liability Company with Google Adsenseclick to enlarge

After you have done all of this, you will be taken back to your Payee profile and it should looks something similar to this:

Limited Liability Company Single Member Google Adsenseclick to enlarge

Now all you do is wait! Just FYI, it could take over 30 days for your information to get verified, it did for me!
Well, I hope this helps at least some of you, let me know if you have any questions!

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