Last updated October 31, 2020
How to Form an LLC in Virginia
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Virginia.
Virginia LLC costs:
State filing fee: $100 (one-time fee)
Annual fee: $50 (every year)
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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Virginia
A Virginia 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).
How to form an LLC in Virginia:
- Search your Virginia LLC name in the state database
- Choose a Virginia Registered Agent
- File your LLC Articles of Organization (can be filed online or by mail)
- Pay the state’s LLC filing fee of $100
After your Virginia LLC is approved:
- Complete and sign an Operating Agreement
- Obtain a Federal Tax ID Number from the IRS
- Pay the $50 Annual Registration Fee every year (see Lesson 2 video at 7m 30s)
We’ve created a free DIY course that will walk you through forming your Virginia LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons at the top of this page.
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