Last updated July 26, 2020
How to Form an LLC in Connecticut
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Connecticut.
Connecticut LLC costs:
Connecticut state fee: $120 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $20 (every 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
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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