Starting a Missouri LLC
A Missouri 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 Missouri Articles of Organization and pay the state filing fee ($50 if filed online, $105 if filed by mail). This forms your LLC. If you file online, your Missouri LLC will be approved immediately. If you file by mail, approval takes 3-4 weeks (plus mail time).
Check out LLC Cost in State for more info on fees.
After your Missouri LLC is approved, complete your Missouri LLC Operating Agreement and get your LLC a Missouri EIN Number from the IRS. You should also research what Missouri Business License requirements apply to your company.
And great news: unlike most states that requirement an Annual Report to be filed (and a fee to be paid), there is no such requirement in Missouri. There are no Annual Reports for Missouri LLCs. However, make sure you’re aware of the Missouri LLC Taxes that must be paid each year.
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