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yo what's up guys let me give you a video on how to apply for the LLC when you apply for the LLC it'll be different for every state unlike the Ein which is the same for every state if you need a video on how to apply for LLC in your state please leave a comment below and I will be sure to do a video for you when you get to this page you want to read over it it'll tell you all about the LLC it'll tell you the fees exactly what you're needed for and everything and when you get done reading over this just click file when you get to this part they're asking you if you want a standard limited liability company or one with series we're going to pick the one with standard we don't want the one with Series this is for like if you have a bigger company with a bunch of small companies inside of it so you just want to click the standard and then click continue for the provisions you want to agree to this click yes and then continue now for your limited liability company name you want to make sure you get a name that's very unique that no one has if you put a name in here that someone has or someone has that's close to it it will automatically pull that name up and you can say yes or no if this is your name or not if not then you want to start over and get another name and as you can see you need to put a LLC behind this LLC or L.L dot C then once you get to the principal place of business you want to put your address in your city your state and your ZIP code for this application you want to put your name everywhere when they get to the register agent you want to put your name again unless you really have someone that will handle all of the paperwork for you that will get all of the mail for you and actually tell you that the mail is there and tell you what it's all about and everything but other than that you just want to put your name because you don't want to get anyone else involved but you put your name your address your city your state your ZIP code if they don't pick your address up automatically just follow these steps too now for the manager's part this is the part you have to be careful for this is the part where I messed up that and I put an ex-fiancee's name and I was basically giving her the rights to my business so I had to call and get the application deleted and resubmit it and put my info on everything now when you get to this part for the organizer you want to put your information again you want to put your name your address your city or state your zip code and then click continue remember you want to put your name for everything your name your address right here you can look over everything and you can make sure everything is right then you can choose to get an expedited service or you can choose to get a no expedited service are not extra data service will take about 10 days in an expedited service will literally take less than 24 hours put your billing information in here which is the same information that's on your credit card and then click continue then after you get done with that information you'll come to the payment information and then you want to put your credit card your name and everything that's so associated with your credit card and then you're done so this is exactly how you follow LLC in Illinois if you want to get it really quick you just want to do the expedited service and you can get it within 24 hours once again thanks to all you guys and peace out
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- David Linch, Staff Member
so today we are talking about how to start an llc in illinois my name is eric and i'm going to give you three methods for starting up your llc the first would be going through your state website which we're going to discuss in detail the second is using online tools to set up your llc and the third is going through an attorney but at the end of this video i'll show you how you can go through an attorney with a free consultation involved so perhaps before you dive off the deep end spending a ton of money with an attorney you can figure out if that's the right fit for your needs also what i'm going to be talking about in this video are important facts on how to make sure that your llc is legit a lot of people overlook these things and if you're not familiar with the terms such as piercing the corporate veil or understanding exactly what a registered agent is and what they do for you then you want to make sure that you watch this entire video to make sure that you're setting up your llc in the proper way so why don't we get started with the state website so here we are on the state website and i've got some good news and bad news for you so some of the good news here is if you look at the state filing fees and we scroll down you'll see that the old filing fee just for your articles of organization was 500 and now it's 150 so the cost of setting up an llc in the state of illinois is actually reduced quite a bit recently so that's great to hear the bad news is i don't think that this website is laid out too great um it's a lot of information and what i have found is other services will walk you through kind of more step-by-step where a state website is just somebody working for the state for the government and they just kind of throw every bit of information at you and then say good luck so what i should mention too is the link here above any link or resource mentioned in this video will be in the description below so if you go to the description anything you could possibly need that was mentioned in this video is going to be mentioned there so what you do is you kind of go through and click file and we're just going to set up a standard llc and then uh this particular junction here i'm just saying yes i kind of meet all these provisions for the llc and then this is where it gets a little bit important here is that if you put in an llc name you want to make sure that it is not taken already so you can see i already have an example here of abc llc what they'll do is they'll search their database here and they'll let you know you know what we've already got these types of llc's with these names here so if the specific one that you're looking for is here then you may want to consider a different name but if it's not you can click i confirm and you can continue through so i just got some dummy information just to get through to the next page and this is where i start to have kind of issues with state websites so in this particular case it's talking about a registered agent registered office it's saying that a limited liability company cannot act as its own registered agent the address of the registered office must be located within the boundaries of illinois and then you know a po box is not acceptable who is your registered agent so i think most people going through this at this point are just going to say you know what it's my friend johnny down the street i'm going to have him be my registered agent he lives in illinois he'll take care of me so the reason why this is an issue is in the case of you being sued by an attorney now the whole reason you set up an llc is to limit your liability and if you're not doing things like this seriously you're not taking this seriously as far as your registered agent you might be opening up yourself to a lot of liability this might be a good point in the video to explain exactly what an llc is and what it is not some people think that an llc is going to create some sort of tax savings for your tax advantage it does not it's simply for limiting your liability what an llc does is you have your business assets and then you have your personal assets your personal assets might be your personal home personal bank account your personal car and the llc creates a division between these two things so what happens is if you are sued an attorney who's suing you is going to try to do something called pierce the corporate veil now that is legal jargon for basically trying to find cracks in your llc to say that your llc is not legit now one of the ways that this kind of happens is if you have issues with your registered agent now if we go to this tool called ink file they explain what a registered agent is so what they do is official letters and correspondence from your secretary of state services of process notices so if you're sued they're going to make sure that you're appearing in court official federal government correspondence information notifications tax forms and requests for payment and request to complete permits company filings or reports so again if you're going through your buddy down the street and he's not sending you these documents not making sure that you're renewing with the state and making sure that you're doing your annual reports you might have a crack in your llc so when you're sued by an attorney they're going to find that crack they're going to be able to pierce the corporate fail and they're going to be able to erase that division between your business and personal assets so what this means is they could potentially come after your personal home your car your personal bank account so that's why it's really important when you're going through these steps is to not just kind of breeze through these types of things and say hey my friend down the street is my registered agent so this particular point in juncture what i'd like to do is talk about why i think that some of the online tools outside of your state website are pretty advantageous probably one of the most popular one is legalzoom the only issue i have with legalzoom is they're kind of the original gangster in this space and that being the case what they can do is they can actually charge you a 79 fee on top of your filing fee so in your particular case the state filing fee is probably going to be around 150 154 but then it's going to be 79 on top of that now the service that i was just showing you is called the ink file i like this service for a couple reasons one of them is their learning center here is super helpful so if you're looking for state filing prices or what we were looking at just a moment ago is about registered agents start a business checklist is great if you're very early on in your business but one of the other things too is they've incorporated over 250 000 businesses since 2004 and your eyeball might have been attracted to this big zero number here so if you launch your business with this service by clicking this button or this button up here what's going to happen is is you'd say i want an llc which you know what 80 of all entities created are llc's so it's a very popular choice and then we go down to illinois it's
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- David Linch
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I've studied biomechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton and I am an expert in philosophy of pain. I usually feel cheerful. My previous job was respiratory care technician I held this position for 26 years, I love talking about tennis and organizing. Huge fan of Kevin Bacon I practice soccer and collect match-related items.
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