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Last updated December 9, 2021

Missouri LLC Operating Agreement

How to form an LLC in Missouri
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Detailed Lessons:


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LLC formation cost: $50 online or $105 by mail (one-time fee)
Annual report: none

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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.

Operating Agreement (Word)

Operating Agreement (PDF)

Next Step

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

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Matt Horwitz
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12 comments on “Missouri Operating Agreement”

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  1. I’m a little confused on the (4) Registered Office and Agent

    My LLC is registered in Missouri, Am I the agent or is the agent the Secretary of State listed on my Certificate. ??? Thank you, these videos are really helpful.

    • Just found the answer in the transcript. I missed it in the recording. Thank you

    • Hi Denise, whoever is listed as the LLC’s Registered Agent as per your Articles of Organization. It’s likely not the Secretary of State. Hope that helps.

  2. Hi,

    Ok it’s hard for me to word my question. I haven’t filed my taxes in 3 years. Over this time period I have been buying things for my business acting as an unregistered “Sole Proprietor.” I was also working full time at a company. I am now ready and prepared to launch my company and want to do a partnered LLC. Would you recommend getting the LLC, EIN, Business License, etc prior to filing back taxes? Can I still file my deductions/losses for my business even if it wasn’t yet registered? Thank you for your time.

    • Hi Stacee, you’ll want to run this all by an accountant so you can really get into the details. Typically, no, you can’t write off losses for the LLC before it existed. Those expenses were for your Sole Proprietorship. Hope that helps and thanks for your understanding.

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