Filing A Kansas LLC
The process of forming a Kansas LLC is easy to do, which makes it the ideal option for those establishing their first business. Additionally, Kansas LLC’s protect their owners from liabilities, which could also be incredibly beneficial, giving peace of mind to first-time business owners.
Steps To Filing a Kansas LLC
Choose A Name
To create a Kansas LLC, the first thing that you must do is choose a name for the entity. It’s imperative that you pick a name that is unique to your company and that is not already in use. To avoid selecting a name already in use, be sure to check out DoMyLLC’s Name Availability Check Page.
Additionally, the state of Kansas requires businesses to include some indication of their corporate structure in the title. In this case, owners will want to add something like “LLC” or “Limited Liability Company” in their name.
Choose A Resident Agent
Prospective business owners are also required to choose a resident agent to represent their company. Selecting a quality resident agent could go a long way toward determining how successful a new company will be, as agents are responsible for accepting legal correspondence on behalf of the business.. New Kansas LLC owners would be wise to consider hiring a professional resident agent services company, like DoMyLLC, to operate on their behalf.
File Articles Of Organization & Pay Filing Fees
The next step to form a Kansas LLC is to file the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State’s Office. To do so, prospective owners must include a filing fee of $165. Additionally, it will provide vital information to the Secretary of State’s office, such as:
- Name of the company
- Name of the resident agent
- Address of the registered office
- Company mailing address
- Tax closing month
- Effective date
- Signature of organizer
File Initial Report
Kansas LLC owners do not have to file an Initial Report. However, they should monitor the Annual Reporting deadlines down the road.
Create An Operating Agreement And Hold Meetings
Owners will also want to come up with an operating agreement to define how they will run their business and the role of its members. Once in place, companies can begin holding meeting and logging minutes.
Obtain Employer Identification Number
The Employer Identification Number is an integral part of the business. Provided by the IRS, it allows companies to file taxes and secure a business banking account.
File State Required Annual Reports
Each year, Kansas LLC owners must submit an annual report to the Secretary of State. The report is due annually by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of the fiscal year. The form costs $50 to file online or $55 to submit by mail. There is no late fee, the if owners do not register within 90 days of the deadline, the state will dissolve the entity.
In addition to the annual report, Kansas LLC owners must also pay annual taxes and secure the proper licenses and permits if they wish to remain in good standing.
How DoMyLLC Can Assist With Streamlining The Process
At DoMyLLC, we specialize in assisting businesses with administrative tasks so that new owners can focus on growing their business. Examples of our services 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
When opening a new business, each step is critical. Why take any chances? Contact DoMyLLC to ensure that everything is done right, the first time.