Business Information Needed to Open Account

Depending on what type of business you have, we will need the following information along with a completed business application to open a business account. We will also need personal identifying information for each signer authorized on the business account.

Sole Proprietor / DBA

Assumed Name Certificate (DBA Paper) filed with the County Clerk listing the business name and owner’s name
If owner of business is not using their Social Security Number for reporting, a copy of the IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number) is needed. If the business name includes the owners first and last name, the Assumed Name Certificate is not needed

Limited Liability Corporation

Copy of Certificate of Filing and Certificate of (LLC) Formation filed with the Texas Secretary of State
Copy of Certificate of Incorporaton if filed before 2006
Copy of Assumed Name Certificate if applicable

Copy of IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Corporation

Copy of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Texas Secretary of State
If filed after January 1, 2006 please provide a Certificate of Formation rather than Articles of Incorporation
Certificate of Filing issued from Texas Secretary of State
By-Laws, Charter, or Minutes if applicable
Copy of IRS EIN number (Employer Identification Number)

Partnership

Signed copy of the Partnership Agreement which identifies the partners/general partners and their authority
Copy of Assumed Name Certificate if applicable
Copy of IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Limited Partnership

Copy of Certificate of Limited Partnership or Certificate of Formation filed with Texas Secretary of State.
Copy of signed Partnership Agreement
Copy of Assumed Name Certificate if applicable
Copy of IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Associations / Organizations

Copy of Resolution or Meeting Minutes authorizing the opening of the account and who is authorized to be signers on the account
Copy of Association Constitution, Bylaws, or Charter if applicable
Copy of IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Non-Profit Corporation

Copy of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Texas Secretary of State
If filed after January 1, 2006 please provide a Certificate of Formation rather than Articles of Incorporation
Copy of organization’s Constitution, Bylaws, or Charter
Copy of IRS Determination letter for non-profit status
Copy of IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Estate Account 

Original Death Certificate
Copy of IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number)
Letter of Administration, Letter of Testamentary, or Letter of Guardianship

*Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, LLC, and Corporations are NOT eligible to open a NOW Account.

*We cannot open a business account if the business is awaiting the issuance of its EIN number.