yes. you most likely should be filing a partnership return. the tax law provision that would let you report the business activity on either 2 schedule C's or E's (a qualified joint venture) does not apply to an h/w LLC.
Yes and No.
There is a specific box to mark for LLC and then you will make the partnership designation.
Just want to be clear that you don't mark the partnership box.
The W-9 form is quite clear ... a single member LLC defaults to a Sole Prop & a multi member LLC defaults to a Partnership unless the entity choose to be filed as a Corporation or an S-Corp ... you should know what you choose on the SS-4 form when you applied for the EIN ...
@Rick19744 you are wrong. the LLC is for a single-member LLC only. here we have husband and wife - a partnership.
@Anonymous: @Rick19744, I believe, was referring to the "Limited liability company" box in Section 3 on the W-9 that is directly below the first row of checkboxes (see @Critter-3's screenshot). That box would be checked and then a "P" would be entered to designate "partnership".
Understand that if your LLC has more than one partner/member/owner listed on the registration with the state, it's not "considered" a partnership. It ***IS*** a partnership/multi-member LLC.
If you do not live in a community property state, then you're required a file the 1065 Partnership Return.