Starting a Kentucky LLC
A 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).
File your Kentucky 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 1 business day (plus mail time). If you file online, the filing is approved immediately.
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 Kentucky.
Check out LLC Cost in Kentucky to learn about all the fees you’ll pay.
After your Kentucky LLC is approved, complete your Kentucky LLC Operating Agreement and get your Kentucky EIN Number (aka Federal Tax ID Number) from the IRS. Next, check whether your LLC needs a Kentucky Business License or other permits to operate.
In order to keep your Kentucky LLC in compliance, you also need to file an Kentucky LLC Annual Report every year. The fee is $15 and can be filed by mail or filed online. And every year, your small business has to file any applicable Kentucky LLC Taxes.
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