Ohio LLC

How to Form an LLC in Ohio

How to Form an LLC in OhioA Ohio 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 Ohio is simple. Search your Ohio LLC name in the state database, file your LLC Articles of Organization and pay the state filing fee ($99).

After your Ohio LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement, and obtain your Federal Tax ID Number.

We’ve created a free video course that will walk you through forming your own Ohio 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.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! We teach LLC formation (for free) in all 50 states. We're here to help, so reach out with any questions!
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  1. daniel Allain February 25, 2017

    do I have live in the state or do business in the state that I file the LLC in.

    • Matt Horwitz February 25, 2017

      Hi Daniel, for most people, yes, but it depends on how your business is operating. Where do you reside, work from, and currently pay state taxes? What state are you thinking about? Check out this article: what’s the best state. I think it will help.


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