Louisiana LLC

How to Form an LLC in Louisiana

How to Form an LLC in LouisianaA 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).

Forming an LLC in Louisiana just takes a few steps. Search your Louisiana LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

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

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.

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

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 own Louisiana 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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2 Comments

  1. Fay Raborn February 19, 2017

    Can checks bought in Raborn Electrical Services be used as Raborn Electrical Services LLC?

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    • Matt Horwitz February 20, 2017

      Most likely the bank will still accept them, but you’ll need to call to double-check. Each bank is different… sometimes different branches handle things differently. However, certain places you send checks (ex: government, taxes, etc.) need the entity name to match exactly. Some organizations may reject your check. To be safe, probably best to order new checks with the exact LLC name. Hope that helps.

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