Cost to form a Texas LLC

How much does it cost to create a Texas LLC?

The cost to register a Texas LLC is $300. The $300 filing fee is collected by the Texas Secretary of State when the Certificate of Formation is filed.

If the Certificate of Formation is filed online or the filing fee is paid with a credit card, there is an additional $8.10 convenience fee (2.7% of $300).

Lastly, if you hire an attorney or LLC filing service, they will charge an additional service fee.

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Our LLC Formation Service Fee:

The Copp Law Firm charges a flat fee of $400 (+ the state filing fee described above) to create a Texas LLC.

Our LLC formation service includes (1) attorney consultation; (2) a preliminary name availability search; (3) expedited preparation of the Certificate of Formation; (4) expedited filing of the Certificate of Formation; (5) customized Company Agreement; (6) Organizational Meeting with a banking resolution; (7) the required Membership Transfer Ledger; and (8) an eight page instructional/guidance letter that includes all kinds of good information on using the LLC. For an additional $75, we can get the LLC's federal tax ID (aka EIN) too.

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  • We will review the database of the Secretary of State to see if the name you desire is already taken.Preliminary Name Check
  • If we receive your information by 2:00 pm Central, we will prepare and file your Certificate of Formation on the same day.Expedited Document Preparation
  • The Certificate of Formation is the document that is filed with the Texas Secretary of State. The filing of the Certificate of Formation is only the first step to forming a business.Prepare Certificate of Formation
  • The Secretary of State charges $308.10 to e-file a Certificate of Formation.File Certificate of Formation with TX SOS
  • We will email all documents to you in PDF format as soon as they are ready. Email Delivery of Documents
  • At your request, we will hire a professional registered agent to serve as the registered agent for a discounted price of $120/year.Hire a Registered Agent upon request
  • Free 15 minute consultation with our business formation attorney.Free 15 Minute Attorney Consultation
  • This is a 8 page letter that explains the Texas LLC and provides guidance on staying in compliance.Compliance Instructions
  • This is the governing document of an LLC.Customized Operating Agreement
  • The organizational meeting is how the business issues ownership interests, elects officers, approves the governing document, etc.Organizational Meeting Minutes
  • This is a resolution that authorizes an agent to open a bank account on behalf of the LLC.Resolution for Banking
  • This is used to track who owns the LLCCompleted Transfer Ledger
  • Generally, businesses need an EIN. An EIN will be required to open bank accounts and lines of credit, hire employees or set up benefit plans.Federal Tax ID# (EIN) Obtainment
  • An LLC can be taxed as an S-Corp (or even C-Corp).Prepare Tax Election
  • The company book is a high-quality leatherette three ring binder where important business documents are kept. If you request a company book, we will compile the formation documents and other items ordered from us within the book before mailing the finished product to you.Company Book
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  • $400

    +State Filing Fee

  • +$75
  • +$75
  • +$250

What LLC filing options are available in Texas?

There are four ways to submit a Certificate of Formation in Texas (listed in order of processing speed):

  1. SOS Direct
  2. SOS Upload
  3. File by Fax or Mail (Expedited)
  4. File by Fax or Mail (Non- Expedited)

SOS Direct: Filing a Certificate of Formation via SOS Direct is by far the fastest way to register an LLC in Texas. According to the SOS website, they process SOS Direct filings in 10 - 12 business days. Currently, however, the state is processing SOS Direct filings in two (2) business days. SOS Direct filings can not be further expedited.

*Due to the quick processing times, all of our client's LLCs are submitted via SOS Direct*

SOS Upload: Filing a Certificate of Formation via SOS Upload should result in a processing time of 13 - 15 business days according to the SOS website, but currently the state is processing SOS Upload filings in 5 - 7 business days.

File By Fax or Mail (Expedited): You file a Certificate of Formation via fax or mail and pay an extra $25 to have the state expedite the filing. Expedited filings are processed in 12 - 14 business days (rather than 70 - 72 business days for non-expedited fax/mail filings) per the SOS Website.

When faxing a Certificate of Formation, you'll need to include the SOS credit card payment authorization form (filing fees paid with a credit card will result in an additional 2.7% convenience fee or $8.10).

File By Fax or Mail (Non-Expedited): You can file a Certificate of Formation via fax (512-463-5709) or mail. Non-expedited fax/mail filings are processed 70- 72 business days according to the SOS website.

How much does it cost to register a Foreign LLC in Texas LLC?

An LLC formed outside of Texas (a "foreign LLC") that does business in Texas must register in Texas. The filing fee for the Application to Register Foreign LLC in Texas is $750 (+2.7% convenience fee if paid with credit card).

If you'd like for us to register an existing foreign LLC in Texas, we charge a service fee of $100 (+ the filing and convenience fees described above).

Annual Filing Fees/Costs to Maintain a Texas LLC

Unlike other states, there are no fees to maintain a Texas LLC. Texas does require every LLC to file an annual report (aka a Franchise Tax Report and Public Information Report) no later than May 15th each year, but these reports are free to file.

If your LLC generates more than a certain amount (in 2022: $1.23MM in revenue in a given calendar year), the state will impose a franchise tax (aka privilege tax).

Read more about the annual costs of a Texas LLC.

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