New York LLC

How to Form an LLC in New York

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

Detailed Lessons:


New York LLC Costs:
New York state fee: $200
Certificate of Publication: $50
Newspaper fees: vary by county (read lesson 2)
Biennial Statements: $9, every two years

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How to Form an LLC in New YorkA New York 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 New York is simple. Search your New York LLC name in the state database, file your LLC Articles of Organization and pay the state filing fee ($200), then publish 2 ads to meet the NY Publication Requirement.

After your New York LLC is approved, file your Certificate of Publication ($50), complete your Operating Agreement, obtain a Federal Tax ID Number, and file your Biennial Statements.

We’ve created a free video course that will walk you through forming your own New York LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the video lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the video lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

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  1. AT January 18, 2017


    I had accidentally input the wrong zip code for my registered agent while filing my Articles of Org. I am using Northwest, and the only thing wrong on it is that I wrote my home zip code by accident. Is this a problem? How would I remedy this if so?

    • Matt Horwitz January 18, 2017

      Hi Anisa, is the LLC already approved, or did you just recently mail in the forms?

  2. Rebecca Turnquist April 15, 2017

    We got our bill for almost $1300 when we formed our LLC in upstate NY. Does this seem high or is this average?

    • Matt Horwitz April 15, 2017

      Hi Rebecca, where did you receive the bill from? Is this from an attorney or a newspaper for publishing ads?

      • Rebecca Turnquist April 17, 2017

        It was from an attorney

      • Rebecca Turnquist April 17, 2017

        It was from our attorney

        • Matt Horwitz April 17, 2017

          Thanks. Curious, did it include the newspaper publication requirement (runnings ads, and filing the Affidavits of Publication with your Certificate of Publication)? Either way, that’s pretty standard for an attorney to handle the process. Hope that helps.


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