Last updated October 31, 2020
How to Form an LLC in Louisiana
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Louisiana.
Louisiana LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $100 (one-time fee)
LLC annual report: $35 (every year)
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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Louisiana
A Louisiana 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).
You can file your LLC by mail or online. In both cases, the filing fee is $100. If you file your LLC by mail, the approval time is 3-7 business days (unless you pay $30 extra for expediting). If you file your LLC online, the approval time is 1-2 business days.
Note: If your LLC is located in one of these parishes, you can’t file by mail (it’ll be rejected). You must file your LLC online.
In order to keep your Louisiana LLC in compliance, you need to file an LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is $30 and the report can be filed by mail or online.
We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your Louisiana LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.
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