I'm a non-US resident who last year formed a single-member LLCs in Wyoming. The LLC has been operating outside the US (no US income generated or substantial presence) therefore I never filed for EIN but now I'm wondering if I should file a tax return to IRS. I wish I paid my income tax in my country and a tax treaty signed between US and Poland allows me to do so but shall I also file any document to IRS?
I have found the following instructions on the non-US single member LLCs but they say nothing about IRS filing obligations:
Great question. Check out this link: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Do-I-have-to-File-a-Tax-Return%3F
PLEASE go speak to a professional about this. You might call one of the tax dudes here on Clarity (go figure...).
In the past I have always filed a return -- even if taxes were not owed. It buttons things up nicely.
A single-member LLC does not need to file a separate tax return. The income and expenses of the LLC are reported on Schedule C, which is attached to your personal income tax Form 1040.
Also, if you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed only on your US sourced income and it appears that you do not have any US sourced income, so I would not file a US tax return.
You do need to file an Annual Report, though, with the DE Secretary of State
You should most definitively file taxes. Even though Wyoming does not have any state tax and you have foreign transactions. The US is very specific in foreign transactions. All income shall be reported to the IRS and if there is an international treaty then file the specific forms that will help you avoid paying taxes here in the US. However the fillings need to be presented if you have an active business registered with any state. Are you an american resident or citizen? If you are not then you have to file for an ITIN to present your taxes at a personal level as a single member LLC. If that is the case (that you leave it as Single Member or Disregarded LLC) you might be able to avoid "Income Tax" if the international treaty allows it. However you will not be able to avoid Self Employment Tax which is automatically created when you have a Single Member or Disregarded LLC. I would suggest looking for your LLC to be elected as S-Corp if you are a US citizen or resident. This will save you thousands of dollars.