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Last updated December 9, 2021

Michigan LLC Operating Agreement

Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Michigan.

Detailed Lessons:
1. Name Search
2. Registered Agent
3. Filing Forms
4. Operating Agreement ← you are here
5. Tax ID Number (EIN)

Michigan LLC Costs:
Michigan LLC filing fee: $50 (one-time)
Michigan LLC annual report fee: $25 (every year)

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LLC Operating Agreement (template + instructions)


Both links below are to the same document. The 1st is a Word document. The 2nd is a PDF.

Next Step

After you’ve completed and signed your LLC’s Operating Agreement, you can then proceed to Lesson 4: Tax ID Number (EIN).

Matt Horwitz
Matt Horwitz
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8 comments on “Michigan Operating Agreement”

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  1. Wow you are really a great person.
    Thank you sooooo much!!!

    • You are very welcome! Thank you for the kind words :)

  2. Hi,
    Is it possible for a person to be a member, but the other person (agent) pay the taxes? Thanks

  3. do I have to fill out the operating agreement document if it a soleproprietor LLC?

    • Hi Gabe, an LLC Operating Agreement isn’t required, however, we recommend completing one. Technically, it’s not called a Sole Proprietor LLC. It’s a Single-Member LLC that from a tax perspective, is taxed like a Sole Proprietorship. Hope that helps :)

  4. Hi, so I’m thinking of adding a member to an LLC but don’t have an operating agreement. My LLC is a single member LLC.

    • Hi Abdol, when was your LLC formed? I’ll list out the steps in my next reply.

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