Last updated November 29, 2021
How to Start an LLC in Connecticut
Overview: How to start an LLC in Connecticut ← you are here
Connecticut LLC costs:
Formation fee: $120
Annual fee: $80 per year
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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Connecticut
A Connecticut Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.
An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).
How to form an LLC in Connecticut:
- Search your Connecticut LLC name in the state’s database
- Choose who will be your LLC’s Connecticut Registered Agent
- File your LLC Certificate of Organization and pay the state’s $120 LLC filing fee
- if you file online, LLC approval takes 2-3 days
- if you file by mail, LLC approval takes 1-4 weeks
Note: Filing times may take longer due to the current global situation and government delays. Please see how long does it take to get an LLC in Connecticut.
After your Connecticut LLC is approved:
- Complete and sign your LLC’s Operating Agreement
- Get a Federal Tax ID Number (also known as an EIN) from the IRS
- Make sure to file your LLC’s Annual Report every year to keep your LLC in good standing with the Connecticut Secretary of State
We’ve created a free DIY course that will walk you through forming your Connecticut LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.
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