How to form a Delaware LLC [Step-by-step] - LLC University

Last updated January 25, 2021

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How to Form an LLC in Delaware

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

Detailed Lessons:

 

Delaware LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $90 (one-time fee)
Annual franchise tax: $300 (every year)

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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Delaware

How to Form an LLC in DelawareA Delaware 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).

Important: If you don’t live in, or do business in Delaware, please read why you shouldn’t form an LLC in Delaware.

How to form an LLC in Delaware:

Delaware LLC approval time: 1-3 weeks, however, if you pay $50 extra ($140 total), the state will approve your Delaware LLC within 1 day.

After your Delaware LLC is approved:

We’ve created a free DIY course that will walk you through forming your Delaware LLC step-by-step.

You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.

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Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)

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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.