LLC Articles

LLC Filing Forms by State

This post includes links to the LLC Formation Documents for all 50 states. The forms are usually referred to as the Articles of Organization, Certificate of Formation, or Certificate of Organization. The chart in this post provides links to all PDF forms, as well as links to file online for forming an LLC in each of the 50 states.

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LLC Organizer vs Member

LLC terminology can be confusing! What’s an LLC Organizer? Same thing as an LLC Member? Answer is Nope. An LLC Organizer is the person (or company) who takes responsibility for, and files, the LLC formation documents with the state. They are the ones who are “organizing” (filing) the LLC. An LLC Organizer does not have to be a member (owner) of the LLC, but often they are a member. This article helps simplify and explain these two terms.

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California LLC FAQs

Answers to the most common questions when forming an LLC in California. How to start an LLC in California, how much does it cost, how long does it take, who can be my Registered Agent, where to get the forms, and more.

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California LLC Fees

This article explains the costs to form an LLC in California. Filing the CA Articles of Organization costs $0 (until June 2023), the Statement of Information is due every 2 years ($20), and the required LLC Annual Tax is $800. Continue reading for full details on costs to forming a California LLC.

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California LLC for Real Estate

As a California real estate investor, it’s important to make sure your personal assets are protected. Forming a California LLC will keep your assets protected in the event of a lawsuit. Slip-and-falls, renovation errors, and falling debris are far too common. If you buy property in your personal name (instead of through your LLC), your personal assets are at risk if you get sued.

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How to Reinstate a Colorado LLC

If you have shut down your LLC and need to reinstate it (“reopen” it), you can do so at any time. You need to file what’s known as the Articles of Reinstatement. The filing fee for the Articles of Reinstatement is $100. It can only be filed online (cannot be filed by mail) and you’ll need to pay the $100 filing fee with a debit or credit card.

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How to Cure a Colorado LLC Delinquency

A Colorado LLC becomes “Delinquent” when it fails to file a Periodic Report within 4 months after the Periodic Month. If your LLC is marked “Delinquent”, you won’t be able to do business in Colorado. Your LLC can stay in “Delinquent” status for an unlimited period of time. If you don’t cure your “Delinquent” status in 400 days, your LLC name becomes available to others. To cure your LLC’s “Delinquent” status, submit a Statement Curing Delinquency with the CO Secretary of State. Filing this document can only be done online.

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