If you want to legitimize your business and form a limited liability company (LLC), you’ve made a great decision for your business. If you’ve chosen in which state you want to register your LLC, great. If not, we recommend choosing your home state to create and register your LLC.
However, it’s important to understand your options before making this decision because not every state has the same rules and required fees when forming an LLC. This is important to be aware of when decision-making, as your home state may have specific tax implications or filing fees. And depending on your business, it may affect your decision on where you choose to file your LLC.
Some of the differences between states include filing fees, tax implications, and special requirements. For example, some states have special requirements, like New York. In the state of New York, you must publicize your LLC establishment in the local newspaper. However, this isn’t required in other states.
Another example is that not every state needs the business owner to create an operating agreement. However, an operating agreement is required in California, Delaware, Maine, Missouri, and New York.
Knowing the varying degree of state requirements indicates the importance of researching your home state and other states of interest to become fully familiar with the state laws you will register in.
To find out the requirements of forming an LLC in any state, choose your state from the list below. You will find all the information you need, including government agencies, filing requirements, and other resources you need to form your LLC in your state.