Filing An Oklahoma LLC
The decision to register your company as an Oklahoma LLC could prove to be well worth your while. The process of registering as an LLC is relatively straightforward, especially when compared to other options. Additionally, LLCs can protect their owners from any debts and liabilities accrued by the company.
Steps To Filing A LLC
Choose A Name
To begin the process of forming an Oklahoma LLC, you’ll first need to select a name for your company. The state of Oklahoma requires businesses to indicate their corporate structure in the name. Since you’re filing as an Oklahoma LLC, you’ll want to include something such as “L.L.C.” or “Limited Liability Company” in the name. Additionally, the state will not allow two companies to have the same name. To avoid this situation, run your proposed name through our Name Availability Check Page.
Choose A Registered Agent
After choosing a name, you’ll want to secure a registered agent. A registered agent is an individual or third-party company who accepts legal correspondence on the company’s behalf and then forwards this information to owners. Registered agents could help a business tremendously, which is why many Oklahoma LLC owners elect to invest in a trustworthy reliable agent, such as DoMyLLC.
File Articles Of Organization & Pay Filing Fees
Now that you’ve selected a name and registered agent, you can begin filing the paperwork necessary to form an Oklahoma LLC. You’ll need to file Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State’s office. When doing so, you’ll also need to include a $100 filing fee. Additional information will include:
- The name of the company
- Principal place of business
- The email address for communication
- Registered agent name and address
- Term of existence
- A signature executing the document
File Initial Report
Oklahoma LLC owners do not have to file an Initial Report but will want to be mindful of when to submit their first Annual Report.
Create An Operating Agreement And Hold Meetings
Members of the LLC should draft an operating agreement that defines how they will run the business. Once in place, they can begin holding meetings and keeping minutes.
Obtain Employer Identification Number
The IRS issues Employer Identification Numbers to every Oklahoma LLC. You’ll need this number to open a business bank account and file taxes annually.
File State Required Annual Reports
The state of Oklahoma requires LLCs to file an Annual Report each year. This report is due on the company’s anniversary date. There is a filing fee of $25 to submit this document. Although there is no fee for filing late, but you must provide it within 60 days of the deadline if you wish to remain in good standing with the state. Business owners can learn more by reading the Oklahoma Annual Report page.
Oklahoma LLCs have a few other annual requirements if they wish to remain compliant. They must file taxes and renew business licenses and permits.
How DoMyLLC Can Assist With Streamlining The Process
If you’re an entrepreneur looking to form an Oklahoma LLC, investing in professional services could put you in an excellent position for success. Services that DoMyLLC offers 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
With years of experience in Oklahoma, we have the expertise necessary to help you grow your business. We look forward to working together soon.