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

Last updated October 31, 2020

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How to Form an LLC in Kansas

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

Detailed Lessons:


Kansas LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $165 by mail or $160 online (one-time fee)
Annual report: $55 by mail or $50 online (every year)

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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Kansas

How to Form an LLC in KansasA Kansas 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).

Forming an LLC in Kansas is simple. Search your Kansas LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Articles of Organization with the Kansas Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.

If you file your LLC by mail, the filing fee is $165 and approval time is 3-5 business days. If you file your LLC online, the filing fee is $160 and the approval time is 24 hours or less.

After your Kansas LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get your Federal Tax ID Number (aka EIN) from the IRS.

In order to keep your Kansas LLC in compliance, you also need to file an LLC Annual Report every year. The fee is $55 if you file by mail and $50 if you file online.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your Kansas 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®
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  1. My Son in law and I are starting a snow removal and lawn mowing business. I went on line and got an EIN Number. I think i got the cart before the horse. We want to form an LLC, and I did not put LLC in the name of the business. What do I need to do next?

    • Hey Kent, just cancel the EIN, then form an LLC and wait for it to be approved. After your Kansas LLC is approved, then apply for an EIN using the instructions we’ve provided in our lesson. I recommend following our Kansas LLC lessons in order. Hope that helps!


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