In this article, we will explore how to access the Webfile system and what to do if you cannot locate your access code (aka your Webfile number).
Should I include my spouse as an owner of my LLC?
What are the pros and cons to including my spouse as an owner of my new LLC? Since Texas is a community property state, won’t my spouse own 50% of my new LLC anyway?
Texas LLC vs Corporation
The two most popular entity types in Texas are the LLC (limited liability company) and the corporation. In this article, we will compare and contrast the LLC and corporation and outline the main similarities and key differences.
Texas Business Name Rules
Choosing the wrong name can have serious consequences, especially if the name you select already belongs to another business.
LLC for Real Estate
Using a Texas LLC (limited liability company) for holding Texas real estate (other than your primary residence) is important as it provides legal protections for both the real estate and the individual owner(s).
How long does it take to create a Texas LLC?
Depending on how the formation paperwork is submitted, it can take as little as 4 business days to form an LLC in Texas.
Anonymous LLCs 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.
Texas LLC Name Availability
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.
Texas LLC Overview
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?
How To Name a Protected Series in Texas
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.
How to change the name of a Texas 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.
How to update the address of a Texas LLC￼
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.
Veteran owned LLCs in Texas
When forming a Texas LLC or using a Texas LLC to operate a business, veterans are entitled to some benefits.
How to convert a sole proprietorship to an LLC
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.
Annual Costs for a Texas LLC
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.
What is an EIN?
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).
Foreign LLC vs. Domestic LLC
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?
When to register a foreign LLC in Texas
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.
What is a foreign LLC?￼
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.
Texas Single Member LLC
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.
What to do after forming a Texas LLC
See a sample post-LLC formation task list.
Benefits of a Professional Registered Agent
Some of the benefits of a professional registered agent are: privacy, consistency, avoiding embarrassment, efficiency, adaptability, compliance, & savings.
Texas Professional LLC (PLLC) Overview
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).
Cost to form a Texas LLC
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.
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