Last updated October 31, 2020

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How to Form an LLC in Tennessee

How to form an LLC in Tennessee ← you are here
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Tennessee.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Tennessee LLC costs:
State LLC filing fee: $300 (one-time fee)
Annual report fee: $300 (every year)

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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Tennessee

How to Form an LLC in TennesseeA Tennessee 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 Tennessee is simple. Search your Tennessee LLC name in the state database, designate your Registered Agent, file your LLC Articles of Organization and pay the state filing fee ($300).

After your Tennessee LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement, obtain a Federal Tax ID Number, and file your Annual Report.

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

You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.

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Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)

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Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.
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