Starting a Connecticut LLC
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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut LLC Operating Agreement
- Get a Connecticut EIN Number (also known as a Federal Tax ID Number) from the IRS
- Check what kind of Connecticut Business Licenses or Permits your LLC needs
And every year for the life of your LLC:
- Make sure to file your Connecticut LLC Annual Report to keep your LLC in good standing with the Connecticut Secretary of State
- And file any Connecticut LLC Taxes that apply