Tennessee LLC

How to Form 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 own Tennessee 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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  1. Mike May 3, 2018

    Greetings Matt, thank you for all the great info on here,
    Do we have to register with the department of revenue after opening the Tennessee LLC & obtaining EIN even though we’re not in retail & won’t be collecting any sales tax ?
    Thank you!

    • Matt Horwitz May 16, 2018

      Hey Mike, you’re very welcome. You’ll need to check with your accountant on this. Taxes and registrations vary so widely by location and the type of business. Thanks for understanding.


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