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laws dot-com legal forms guide articles of organization LLC sample this form is only a sample and cannot be filed in this form applicants should hire an attorney to help with the form and all forms need filed electronically with the Secretary of State only use this form if you're forming an LLC step 1 provide the name of the limited liability company in part 1 of this form the name of the company needs to include the phrase limited liability company Ltd period liability company limited liability Co period Ltd period liability Co period limited L period L period C period LLC period or Ltd period regards section 7 - 906 o1 CRS for more information step 2 provide the principal address for the limited liability company in part 2 if the mailing address is different from the street address provide the mailing address as well if the mailing address is the same leave the section blank step 3 provide the name of the registered agent in part 3 if the registered agent is an entity leave the first section blank and provide the name of the entity on the second line provide the street address for the registered agent if the mailing address is different provide the mailing address as well make sure to check the box in part 3 as well the Box States the registered agent has agreed to such a position step 4 provide the name of the person or entity forming the limited liability company in part 4 provide the mailing address for the person or entity as well if the limited liability is being formed by more than one person check the box in part 4 and provide an attachment with their information step 5 make sure to check a box in part 5 if the management of the LLC is controlled by one or more managers check the first box if the management is vested in the members check the second box check the box in part 6 if additional sheets are attached to this form check the box in seven step 6 if the effective date of this form needs delayed provide a date in part 8 otherwise leave the link blank provide the name and address of the person responsible for delivering this form in part 9 to watch more videos please make sure to visit long dot-com
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the following information is provided for educational purposes only and in no way constitutes legal tax or financial advice for legal tax or financial advice specific to your business needs we encourage you to consult with a licensed attorney and/or CPA in your state the following information is copyright protected no part of this lesson may be redistributed copied modified or adapted without prior written consent of the author a limited liability company is a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership an LLC protects your assets in the event of a lawsuit in order to form your LLC you must file LLC formation documents with the Secretary of State once your documents are approved and sent back to you your LLC is now in existence and authorized to do business in the state we have spent considerable time to make the details of this video simple and easy to understand however we cover a lot of ground and you're going to hear a lot of new terminology we do recommend that after you watch this video you watch it a second time in order to fully comprehend all the information provided please make sure you have watched the first lesson on researching your LLC's name your desired LLC name must be available for use before you proceed with filing your LLC formation documents registered office and registered agent your LLC is required to list a registered office and a registered agent within your LLC formation documents the registered office is a physical address it cannot be a Pio box located in the state where your LLC is formed a registered agent is a person or a company who agrees to accept mail and important documents on behalf of your LLC the registered agent is located at the registered office and is generally accessible during normal business hours as we mentioned a registered agent can be a person or a company who has a physical address in the state where your LLC is formed you as an individual can be your LLC's registered agent however your LLC cannot be its own registered agent for individuals who have an address in the state it is most common that they serve as the LLC's registered agent having said that the individual person you choose as a registered agent does not need to be a member of the LLC it can be a friend or family member or frankly anyone you know who agrees to accept service of process on behalf of your LLC service of process service of process is the delivery of legal mail and important documents sent from the state or a law firm to your LLC correspondence from the state can include items such as annual report notices late notices and copies of formation documents legal documents can include items such as subpoenas and/or complaints for legal action again the purpose of designating a registered agent is to authorize someone to accept service of process on behalf of your LLC consent to serve as registered agent whoever agrees to be a registered agent must sign a consent form called consent to serve as registered agent you can find this form in the download section below this video the consent to serve as registered agent form does not need to be mailed in with your LLC formation documents in fact you don't need to mail this document anywhere the consent of servers registered agent form is an internal document meaning that you will just keep it with your business records takeaways the purpose of a registered agent and its registered office is to be a point of contact for the state and to accept service of process for your LLC you or someone you know can be your LLC's registered agent so long as they have a physical address located in the state if you don't have an address in the state that you can use you can hire a commercial registered agent commercial registered agents a commercial registered agent is a company that specializes in receiving service of process on behalf of businesses nationwide they typically charge between 100 and 250 dollars per year if you need a commercial registered agent we have a few recommendations can be found below this video with their names phone numbers and links to their websites now let's discuss your LLC formation documents the name of the LLC formation document for the state of Texas is called the certificate of formation this document is not complicated and contains basic information including listing your registered office and registered agent it will also require you to list your LLC's name and the name and address of the LLC member or members no need to stress out we will walk you through the details of the certificate of formation in just a couple minutes and we will make sure that you get it filled out correctly if you need a commercial registered agent you will first need to hire them and then obtain their address before finalizing and mailing your certificate of formation submitting your certificate of formation you will find a filing fee amount accepted forms of payment and the address or to send your certificate of formation to below this video you will need to mail two copies of your certificate of formation along with your filing fee to the state there are no additional costs or filing fees to form your LLC once you mail the filing fee along with two completed copies of the certificate of formation you can expect two things first within five to seven business days the state will send you back a copy of the certificate of formation with a stamp of approval your LLC is now a legally formed business in the state of Texas until you have confirmation your LLC has been officially approved do not order your EIN your federal tax ID number or start to use your LLC for any business purposes second in approximately two months you will get a letter from the Texas State Comptroller the division responsible for tax related items this letter will instruct you on filing your annual franchise tax report which all LLC's in Texas are required to file annual reporting and taxes regarding the annual reporting requirements your LLC is required to file two documents on a yearly basis the first is the Chai's tax report which is filed with the Texas State Comptroller not the corporation section the corporation section is the office in which you mail your LLC formation documents remember the Texas State Comptroller is a division that handles tax related items the second is a public information report or PIR that must also be submitted with your franchise tax report these reports are not easy to complete yourself they are tax documents and we recommend you get help from your accountant or tax professional because you will need to decipher a gross receipts dividends interest losses gains and other financial details even if your LLC does not generate revenue or have business activity within a given tax year you will still be required to file this annual paperwork with the state we highly recommend that you hire a tax professional when dealing with taxes for your LLC in fact it's a good idea to start looking for a tax professional once your LLC is formed so you can find someone who you are comfortable with and will help you grow your business we are now ready to fill out the certificate of formation yo
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I've studied pure sociology at Carroll College in Helena and I am an expert in cryobiology. I usually feel thankful. My previous job was electrical drafter I held this position for 25 years, I love talking about airsoft and noodling. Huge fan of Anthony Joshua I practice gaelic games and collect brands.
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