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.
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.
Read more about our Texas LLC formation service.
+State Filing Fee
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):
- SOS Direct
- SOS Upload
- File by Fax or Mail (Expedited)
- 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*
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).
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.