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How To Form a Texas LLC

How To Form A Texas LLC

To form an LLC in Texas, you must file a document called Texas LLC Certificate of Formation. You file the Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State. There is a $300 filing fee required by the State. You can file the document online on the Texas Secretary of State’s website (SOSDirect). The appropriate steps to form a Texas LLC are as follows:

  1. Choose a name for your Texas LLC
  2. Hire a registered agent service for privacy purposes or you can be your own (not advised)
  3. Choose whether the LLC will be Manager-Managed or Member-Managed
  4. Purpose of your Texas LLC
  5. File a document called Texas LLC Certificate of Formation (Form 205)
  6. List the LLC Organizer (person filing the Certificate of Formation)
  7. Sign and date the Certificate of Formation
  8. File online through SOSDirect and pay $300 with credit card (fastest) although Fees paid by Credit Card are subject to the statutorily authorized convenience fee of 2.7% of total fees. You can mail the Certificate of Formation into the Texas Secretary of State at P.O. Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711-3697 along with a check for $300
  9. Within 1 to 2 business days you’ll receive an email with a .pdf file attached from the Texas Secretary of State providing the approved certified filing copies of your LLC.
  10. Apply for your federal employer identification number with IRS online for by fax
  11. Create a Texas LLC Operating Agreement (this does not get filed with Texas Secretary of State’s office)
  12. Take the approved documents to the bank and open a corporate bank account
  13. If you are going to sell taxable goods or services, you’ll need to get a Texas Sales Tax Permit online through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office
  14. You can choose to have us do this entire process for you for an all inclusive package price of $375. Click here to see how our Texas LLC incorporation service works!

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