Kentucky LLC

How to Form an LLC in Kentucky

How to Form an LLC in KentuckyA Kentucky 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 Kentucky is simple. Search your Kentucky LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

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

You can file your LLC by mail or you can file it online. In both cases, the state filing fee is $40. If you file by mail, the approval time is 2-3 business days. If you file online, the approval time is 24 hours.

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

In order to keep your Kentucky LLC in compliance, you also need to file an LLC Annual Report every year. The fee is $15 and can be filed by mail or filed online.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own Kentucky LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! We teach people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your entrepreneurial journey.
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