Foreign LLC vs Domestic LLC
Domestic LLCs and Foreign LLCs - what's the difference?
The state in which you first establish your LLC and begin doing business is considered a "domestic LLC" in that state and a "foreign LLC" in all other states. If, for example, you form a Texas LLC it would be considered a domestic LLC in Texas and a foreign LLC in all other states.
We sometimes refer to a foreign LLC as an out-of-state LLC. The requirement that you register an LLC as a foreign LLC (outside of its home/formation state) ensures that the business will fulfill regulatory and tax obligations in every state in which they do business.
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Zachary Copp, Esq.
Mr. Copp is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the founder of The Copp Law Firm. He has personally formed over 3,000 Texas LLCs since 2015 and was recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers® for seven straight years. See full bio →