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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Working For An Incorporated Business Would Break A Current Connection

(Posted March 21, 2002)

Question 165: Would creating and then working for a limited liability company (LLC) break a Current Connection?

Answer: In my opinion, working for an LLC would be considered employment that would break a current connection. In order to be considered as "self employed" within the meaning of the Railroad Retirement program, you would have to truly be a "sole proprietor" or be in a partnership without any formal organization under state law.

If you want to verify this important factor, you should ask the Railroad Retirement Board to make a formal determination.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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