Connecticut LLC

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How to Form an LLC in Connecticut

How to form an LLC in Connecticut ← you are here
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Connecticut.

Detailed Lessons:

 

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

How to Form an LLC in ConnecticutA 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:

After your Connecticut LLC is approved:

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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Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this page shall be interpreted as legal or tax advice. Rules and regulations vary by location. They also change over time and are specific to your situation. Furthermore, this comment section is provided so people can share their thoughts and experience. Please consult a licensed professional if you have legal or tax questions.

7 Comments

  1. DEB July 17, 2018

    HI MATT
    YESTERDAY I WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP A PLLC USING YOUR GUIDANCE. IT SEEMED TO GO THROUGH, ATLEAST I GOT AN EMAIL INDICATING SUCH. TODAY I TRIED TO FIND MY INFO ON LINE AND IT APPEARS TO HAVE VANISHED. I’M GOING TO START OVER, FRUSTRATED.

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    • Matt Horwitz August 12, 2018

      Hi Deb, if the filing went through and you got an email confirmation, then the LLC went into existence. I would not file again.

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  2. GILBERT October 17, 2018

    Hello Matt,
    Thanks for the great job explaining the LLC instructions and formation.
    My question is are you do the same with Non Profit Organization, or if you know any link you can direct or send to me please.
    Best Regards,
    Gilbert

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  3. john January 11, 2019

    i’m looking at getting into LLC’s for rental property. i would like to use the street address as the name of the LLC, but i can’t form the name before i purchase property which i don’t know if i would even be able to without forming a LLC first and applying for loans through the LLC. any thoughts?

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    • Matt Horwitz January 11, 2019

      Hi John, if the contract is assignable, you, as buyer, can be “John Doe and/or assigns”. Once you find the property and have an agreement of sale in place, you’d form the LLC (since you have the address now). Then you’d assign the contract to your LLC. Ask the lender if they can work with something like that. Title company, too. Hope that helps.

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  4. Scarlett February 13, 2020

    Hi Matt,
    I’ve been finding it difficult to form an LLC anonymously in CT. Whether or not you register as a domestic LLC or foreign LLC, they require the residential address of at least one member or principal. So for single-member LLCs there is no way to protect your privacy. Do you think I could protect my anonymity if I first form a revocable trust and then name the trust as the only member/principal when creating the LLC? Does CT allow this? I’m not trying to dodge any responsibilities by doing so, I just like being private. Thanks for the informative site.

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    • Matt Horwitz February 19, 2020

      Hi Scarlett, you could have the LLC Member be an out-of-state LLC (i.e. a New Mexico LLC, which doesn’t have an Annual Report requirement) or a Trust. The Connecticut Certificate of Organization and the Annual Report do require a “principal” (see LLC Member vs LLC Manager) to be listed, so it could just be another LLC’s name or a Trust’s name. Either one is allowed. There are no restrictions on who can be members in Connecticut. Hope that helps.

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