Filing a Connecticut LLC
Those looking to form their first business will find forming an Connecticut LLC fairly straightforward. LLC’s are extremely beneficial to first-time entrepreneurs because they protect owners from business liabilities.
Steps To Filing A Connecticut LLC
Choose A Name
Once you’ve decided that you want to form a Connecticut LLC, one of the first things that you are going to have to do is choose a name. When selecting a name, you should ensure that you include something indicating that you have elected LLC status. The state requires an indicator such as “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC” in a company’s name.
Trying to come up with a name can be difficult. There is nothing more frustrating than choosing a name only to realize that it’s already in use. Use the DoMyLLC Name Availability Check Page to ensure that your desired name is not already in use.
Choose A Registered Agent
Those interested in forming a Connecticut LLC must also name a registered agent to serve on their behalf. This person or company must be a resident of Connecticut or licensed to conduct business there. Additionally, they must have a physical address in the state. Because of these requirements, many entrepreneurs choose to hire a professional registered agent company, such as DoMyLLC, to serve in this role. Because registered agents are responsible for accepting legal correspondence on behalf of a company, doing so could prove to be advantageous for a business.
File Certificate Of Organization & Pay Filing Fees
After choosing their name and registered agent, new business owners can move forward filing the Certificate of Organization and associated $120 filing fee. They must also include the following:
- Name and address of the filing party
- Name and address of the company
- Information pertaining to the registered agent and a signature accepting appointment on behalf of the agent
- Information about the organization’s members, including their name, title, and address
- An entity email address
- The date of execution
- Name and signature of the organizer
File Initial Report
Connecticut LLC owners must file an Initial Report by the end of their month of founding. There is a $20 to do so. Additionally, owners must meet Annual Reporting requirements in the future as well.
Create An Operating Agreement And Hold Meetings
Connecticut LLC owners will also want to draft an operating agreement and keep it in a secure location. An operating agreement defines the structure of a business and clarifies how it will be run.
Obtain Employer Identification Number
The IRS provides Employer Identification Numbers to every business in the United States. Companies use these numbers to file taxes and secure a business banking account.
File State Required Annual Reports
Connecticut businesses must also file an annual report each year. It costs $20 to file this document with the Secretary of State’s office. The report is due no later than March 31st.
Once you’ve created your Connecticut LLC, you have fulfilled a bulk of your administrative options. However, there are some things that you must do annually to ensure that you remain operational. Examples include having to file federal and state taxes and securing business permits and licenses at the federal, state, and local levels.
How DoMyLLC Can Assist With Streamlining The Process
Between the paperwork needed to start a business and the administrative requirements to keep it operational, business owners may find that they don’t have nearly enough time to run their new company. Those who have formed a Connecticut LLC should allow DoMyLLC to help, so that business owners can focus on building their new enterprise. Services we offer include:
- Name availability check
- Articles of Organization preparation
- Filing of the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State’s office
- Sample documents, including a sample Operating Agreement, meeting notices, and meeting minutes.
- Dedicated account manager
- Unlimited customer support
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who would like to focus solely on running your new business, be sure to contact DoMyLLC today.