Identifying the Right Authorized Signer for Your Company

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Completing certain steps in Atto Payroll requires a company signatory. This is someone authorized by the IRS to sign official documents on behalf of your business.

The type of business determines who can act as a signatory, according to the IRS:

  • Sole Proprietorship: The individual owning the business.
  • Corporation (Including LLCs treated as corporations):
    • An officer with legal authority to bind the corporation.
    • Someone designated by the board of directors.
    • An officer or employee authorized by a principal officer.
    • Anyone authorized to access specific IRS information.
  • Partnership (Including LLCs treated as partnerships) or Unincorporated Organization: Any member during the tax period covered by the relevant form.
  • Single Member LLC treated as a disregarded entity: The owner of the LLC.
  • Trust or Estate: The fiduciary.

Note: This information serves as a general guideline. Always consult with a qualified professional for specific legal and tax advice.

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