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Business account opening requirements

In an effort to make your business account opening as convenient as possible please review the following documentation and identification requirements.

New Business Member Documentation Requirements

Requirements for All Ownership Types

  • Each owner/officer and authorized signer must be present to sign the Business Account Agreement and Authorization Resolution or have signatures notarized on the forms.
  • Each owner/officer and authorized signer must provide a valid Driver’s License (primary picture ID), Social Security number, and secondary ID.
  • A Federal Tax Payer (TIN) or Employer ID Number (EIN) IRS Form SS-4.

Sole Proprietorship

An unincorporated business owned by an individual (or husband and wife)

  • Assumed Name Certificate stamped by parish Clerk of Court or Trade Name in Active Status with Louisiana Secretary of state (also known as a DBA or Doing Business As)

Partnership (General, Limited, Limited Liability)

An unincorporated business co-owned by two or more individuals or entities

  • Trade Name in Active Status with Louisiana Secretary of State (also known as a DBA or Doing Business As) or partnership Name or Assumed Name Certificate stamped by parish Clerk of Court
  • Duly executed Partnership Agreement with modifications or amendments

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

An unincorporated business operated by one or more members

  • Active Status with Louisiana Secretary of State
  • If the LLC is doing business as (DBA) under a different name, Trade Name in Active Status with Louisiana Secretary of state
  • Written Operating Agreement with modifications or amendments (if applicable)

Corporation (Profit or Non-Profit including C-Corp., S-Corp., Professional Corp.)

a distinct legal entity separate from its owners or shareholders. Non-profit corporations must be recognized by the IRS as exempt from Federal Income Tax

  • Active Status with Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Copy of last meeting minutes designating election of officers and/or individuals with authority to open bank accounts
  • Corporate Resolution authorizing specific officers to act on behalf of the corporation and sign documents or corporate seal
  • If the Corporation is doing business as (DBA) under a different name, Trade Name in Active Status with Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Certified copy of Bylaws (if applicable)

Girl Scout Troop Accounts

All troop accounts will be under the name and TIN of Girl Scouts Louisiana East Inc.

  • Bank Resolution from Girl Scouts Louisiana East (GSLE) with names of individuals authorized to open bank accounts, this form is signed and provided by GSLE by submitting a Troop Bank Account Verification & ACH Authorization Form to GSLE

Business Member Identification Requirements

New Accounts and Addition of Signatories documentation requirements should be valid primary identification including picture, description of person, and signature. Two forms of identification should be documented as either two forms of primary identification or one primary and one secondary.  Forms of primary and secondary identification are listed below:

Primary Identification

  • Current State-Issued Driver’s License; or
  • Current State Issued Identification Card; or
  • Active U.S. Military Identification Card; or
  • Current Passport; or
  • Active U.S. Government Identification

Secondary Identification

  • Social Security Card; or
  • Voter’s Registration Card; or
  • Birth Certificate; or
  • State or Local Government Identification; or
  • A Bank Issued Credit/Check Card; or
  • Employer Issued Picture Identification; or
  • Auto or Medical Insurance Card bearing the customer’s name; or
  • Marriage License; or
  • State of Louisiana issued gun permit; or
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC card);