Small Business Accounts

Running a small business may be tough, but we're working to make the banking easier.

Here's a checklist to get you started on opening a business deposit account:

My business is a:

Collect the following materials:
  • Two forms of personal identification. Ex: Valid driver's license, state identification card, or passport.
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) (if applicable) Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter (if applicable) Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Assumed Name Certificate or Fictitious Name Certificate (if applicable) Ex: Legal document showing the operating name of a business (also known as “Doing Business As” or “DBA”), as opposed to the legal name of the business.

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Collect the following materials
  • One form of personal identification for each General Partner Ex: Valid driver's license, state identification card, or passport.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • At least one form of business identification:
    • Partnership Agreement Ex: Legal agreement that explicitly details the relationship between the business partners and their individual obligations and contributions to the partnership.
    • Government Issued Business License
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Assumed Name Certificate or Fictitious Name Certificate (if applicable) Ex: Legal document showing the operating name of a business (also known as “Doing Business As” or “DBA”), as opposed to the legal name of the business.
  • At least two General Partners must be present at account opening

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Collect the following materials:
  • One form of personal identification for each General Partner Ex: Valid driver's license, state identification card, or passport.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • Registered Certificate of Limited Partnership Ex: Document filed with your state or regulatory agency to register the Limited Partnership.
  • Partnership Agreement Ex: Legal agreement that explicitly details the relationship between the business partners and their individual obligations and contributions to the partnership.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Assumed Name Certificate or Fictitious Name Certificate (if applicable) Ex: Legal document showing the operating name of a business (also known as “Doing Business As” or “DBA”), as opposed to the legal name of the business.
  • At least two General Partners must be present at account opening

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Collect the following materials:
  • Two forms of personal identification Ex: Valid driver's license, state identification card, or passport.
  • Social Security Number (SSN), if the entity is a Sole Member LLC
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Assumed Name Certificate or Fictitious Name Certificate (if applicable) Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • Registered Articles of Organization Ex: Registered Articles of Organization Document filed with your state or regulatory agency to register the Limited Liability Company (LLC).
  • Operating Agreement listing the names of Member(s) and the Manager (if applicable) Ex: Formal document structuring the Limited Liability Company (LLC)’s financial and managerial functions and duties.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN). Also known as Tax ID Certificate or Tax ID Verification Letter.
  • At least two LLC Members (or Manager, if applicable) must be present at account opening, unless the entity is a Sole Member LLC

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Collect the following materials:
  • One form of personal identification for each authorized signer Ex: Valid driver's license, state identification card, or passport.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • Registration of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Ex: Document filed with your state or regulatory agency to register the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
  • Limited Liability Partnership Agreement, including the names of the Partners Ex: Formal document that sets forth the provisions and conditions of the relationship between the partners.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN). Also known as Tax ID Certificate or Tax ID Verification Letter.
  • All LLP Partners must be present at account opening

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Collect the following materials:
  • One form of personal identification for each authorized signer Ex: Valid driver's license, state identification card, or passport.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the Corporation Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • Registered Articles of Incorporation Ex: Filing with your state or regulatory body to legally document the creation of the Corporation.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN). Also known as Tax ID Certificate or Tax ID Verification Letter.
  • Assumed Name Certificate or Fictitious Name Certificate (if applicable) Ex: Legal document showing the operating name of a business, as opposed to the legal name of the business (also known as "Doing Business As" or "DBA").
  • At least two Officers of the Corporation must be present at account opening

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Collect the following materials:
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the Association or Organization Ex: A unique nine digit number assigned to each business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Formatted as XX-XXXXXXX. Also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • By-laws, Charter, Constitution or other governing document Ex: Document defining the rules, regulations and day-to-day operating procedures of the Association/Organization.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) Assignment Letter Ex: Document from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) verifying your Employer Identification Number (EIN). Also known as Tax ID Certificate or Tax ID Verification Letter.
  • Assumed Name Certificate or Fictitious Name Certificate (if applicable) Ex: Legal document showing the operating name of a business, as opposed to the legal name of the business (also known as "Doing Business As" or "DBA").
  • At least two representatives of the Association or Organization as identified in the governing document must be present at account opening

Additional documents may be required before your business deposit account can be opened. The list provided above may change as applicable state and federal regulations change.

Visit a branch to get started

If you have further questions or are ready to open your account, please visit your local branch or contact your business banker. When visiting the branch or your business banker, please make sure to bring the above documents and information with you.

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