Last updated October 31, 2020

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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.

Detailed Lessons:

 

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

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.

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.

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 Louisiana 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®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.
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