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Texas LLC

How To Form An LLC in Texas?

The first step to form a Texas LLC is to file a Certificate of Formation. The Certificate of Formation is filed 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 an LLC in Texas are:


  1. Choose a name for your LLC
  2. Choose a registered agent. Use us for privacy purposes or be your own (not advised)
  3. Choose whether the LLC will be Manager-Managed or Member-Managed
  4. Purpose of your LLC
  5. File a document called Certificate of Formation (Form 205)
  6. List the 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 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 copy of the Certificate of Formation.
  10. Apply for your federal employer identification number with IRS online for by fax
  11. Create an 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 Account’s website


Texas LLC Filing Service is $375 and includes:


  • *Free corporate name research
  • *Preparation of your Certificate of Formation
  • *Texas Secretary of State filing fees
  • *Processing of your Articles of Organization
  • *Receive employer identification number
  • *FREE first year Texas Registered Agent Service (renewal only $49/year)
  • *Receive approved Certificate of Formation and EIN confirmation via your Client Portal


Processing usually takes 2-3 business days to complete!

Texas Secretary of State



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