A partnership is a passthrough entity meaning all the profits andor losseswill flow through to you the individual owners. You do have to file a Form1065 for the LLC if you are choosing to be a partnership. Individual owners donot need an ITIN to file a 1065 however assuming you and your partner areboth actively involved in operating the business you may still be subject toUS tax and be required to file a 1040NR. Filing a 1040NR would require you toobtain an ITIN. The problem is your earnings from the partnership is incomethat is effectively connected to a US business. Another option is to have the LLC taxed as a CCorporation which is not apassthrough type of entity but taxes all the profits at the business level.The downside to you is that to get funds out of the business you have to payyourself either wages independent contractor fees or dividends. There arepros and cons to all those types of payments and is probably beyond what Icould discuss here as it really depends on your unique situation but therecan be some tax saving opportunities as a nonUS resident owner of a business. Even though you do not have any earnings I would not say it is premature tohire an accountant as decisions you make now can have long lasting impact onyour future earnings and taxes from the business. Unfortunately as a multimember LLC there is no way for you to not file a taxreturn. The only LLC that is not required to file a US federal tax returnevery year is one that is a single member disregarded entity with less than400 of profits. Every other tax form of an LLCpartnership Scorp or Ccorpis required to file a tax return.