Depending on how the formation paperwork is submitted, it can take as little as 4 business days to form an LLC in Texas.
The term “anonymous LLC” describes an LLC in which the owner’s identity is not disclosed publicly. The LLC formation paperwork (the Certificate of Formation) and the information contained therein is visible to the public once filed with the state. As such, it is important to know what information is required by the state of formation as each state’s requirements differ. If privacy is important to you, an effective anonymity strategy must be implemented.
There are many resources you’ll need to navigate when performing due diligence on the availability of a Texas LLC name. We’ve listed a handful of our favorite resources that will help you select a name for your new Texas LLC.
Virtually every entrepreneur or investor has been told they should consider using a business entity like a limited liability company (LLC), but why? What are the benefits? How much will it cost you? What options should be considered?
The naming requirements for a Series LLC are similar to a traditional LLC. In this article, we’ll look at naming strategies and requirements for each series (aka protected series) of a Series LLC.
When a business decides to use a new name, there are a handful of tasks that need to be completed. This article will outline a name change task list and provide a name change alternative.
As a business owner, changing your business address can be overwhelming. You’ll need to notify multiple parties of the new address. We have put together a task list to help you determine potential parties that may need to be notified of the new address.
When forming a Texas LLC or using a Texas LLC to operate a business, veterans are entitled to some benefits.
When your business is just starting, operating as a sole proprietor often makes sense. But as the business grows, switching from a sole proprietorship to LLC is a wise choice and, thankfully, a simple one to make.
Unlike almost every other state, there are no annual fees to keep an LLC active in Texas. There is an annual report that must be filed with the Texas Comptroller, but there is no filing fee for the annual report. Learn more about the initial costs to form a Texas LLC.
An Employer Identification Number or “EIN” is a unique nine-digit number identifying your business for federal tax purposes. An EIN is like a Social Security Number for your business. An EIN is sometimes called an FEIN or TIN (these are abbreviations of Federal Employer Identification Number and Tax Identification Number, respectively).
If you are conducting business with an LLC in more than one state, you may need register in each. We often use the words “domestic LLC” and/or “foreign LLC” when describing LLCs that do business in multiple states. Domestic LLCs and Foreign LLCs – what’s the difference?
If you have an LLC established outside of Texas and the LLC does business in Texas, you must file an “Application to Register Foreign LLC” (TXSOS Form 304) with the Texas Secretary of State within 90 days of the first business transaction in Texas.
Limited liability companies (LLCs) doing business in states other than the one where they are formed may need to apply for foreign LLC status in those states.
The Texas single-member LLC (SMLLC) is the most popular entity choice for businesses with one owner. In this article, we will address frequently asked questions including advantages, disadvantages, costs, taxation, annual maintenance, etc.
See a sample post-LLC formation task list.
Some of the benefits of a professional registered agent are: privacy, consistency, avoiding embarrassment, efficiency, adaptability, compliance, & savings.
A business entity that is formed for the purpose of providing a “professional service” (i.e. a service that requires a Texas license) may need to be a professional entity like a professional corporation (PC) or professional LLC (PLLC).
The cost to form an LLC in Texas equals the state filing fee ($300) plus the service fee if you hire someone to create your Texas LLC.
LLCs do not have their own federal income tax classification. As such, the LLC gets to choose between the existing tax classifications: (1) Sole Proprietorship/Partnership; (2) S-Corporation; or (3) C-corporation.
The Texas Series LLC is quickly becoming the preferred business entity for real estate investors. By using the Series LLC, a real estate investor can now pay for only one business entity and get the liability protection that normally takes multiple entities.