Can I be sole proprietor of a business in the US as a non-resident?

I don’t have an SSN.

Asked on February 5, 2016 under Immigration Law, Florida

Answers:

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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Anyone can open a business in the US, even a non resident.  However, if you do not have an immigration status that allows you to work in the US, you cannot derive any income from that business.  The income has to stay with the business itself.


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