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Can an unemplyed H1B foreigner use my LLC's EIN # to find employment?

Discussion in 'Businesses' started by jbhanger, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. jbhanger

    jbhanger Junior Member

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    I have own a Single Member LLC for my freelance consulting job. Is it OK if a friend, who is an unemployed H1B visa holder, use my EIN number to find temporary employment? Is it akin to sharing my SSN to another person thus making it a crime? My friend is willing to pay any taxes incurred by using my EIN. Will I be liable or subject to any future tax audit?
    If it's illegal, what will my best alternative to help my friend to find work? Can I add this person as a partner in my LLC even though he has an existing H1B from a different business so he can find other employment opportunities?
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    That is a REALLY bad idea and will get you into trouble. I understand that you sympathize with your friend, but you don't want to get kicked out of the country and barred from returning over something like this.
     

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