If you’re looking to form an LLC in Kansas, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. This blog post will walk you through the process of registering your LLC in Kansas, from filing the necessary paperwork to paying the required fees. By the end, you’ll be ready to do business in the Sunflower State!
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A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity created under state law that can combine the characteristics of a corporation and a partnership. The main advantage of an LLC is that it limits the liability of its owners, which protects their personal assets from business debts and liabilities. In Kansas, LLCs are regulated by the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.
To form an LLC in Kansas, you must file certain documents with the Secretary of State and pay the required filing fees. This article will explain how to register your LLC in Kansas.
1. Choose a name for your LLC.
2. File a Certificate of Organization with the Secretary of State’s office.
3. Create an operating agreement for your LLC.
4. Register your LLC with the Kansas Department of Revenue.
5. Obtain any necessary licenses and permits for your business.
Naming Your LLC
Choosing a name for your LLC is an important first step in the formation process. You want to pick a name that is both unique and reflects the purpose of your business. The name must also comply with state naming requirements.
In Kansas, LLC names must contain the words “limited liability company,” “L.L.C.,” or “llc.” The name cannot contain any restricted words or phrases such as “bank,” “insurance,” etc. However, you can use terms like “company” and “corporation.”
Your LLC name must be distinguishable from any other business entity on record with the Secretary of State’s office. This means that you cannot choose a name that is already in use or too similar to another business name. You can search the business entity database on the Secretary of State website to see if your proposed LLC name is available.
If you are forming an LLC with one or more other individuals, you may want to consider using a DBA (doing business as) name. A DBA allows you to operate under a different name than your legal LLC name. For example, if your LLC name is “John Doe Enterprises, LLC” but you want to do business as “JD Storage,” you would file a DBA with the county clerk’s office in the county where your principal place of business is located.
Registering Your LLC in Kansas
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity that combines the limited liability of a corporation with the tax advantages of a partnership. LLCs are easy to form and maintain, and they provide personal liability protection for their owners. If you’re doing business in Kansas, you may want to form an LLC. In this article, we’ll explain how to register your LLC in Kansas.
Filing the Certificate of Formation
The Certificate of Formation, also known as the Articles of Organization, is the document you’ll use to establish your LLC in Kansas. This document includes important information about your LLC, such as the LLC’s name, purpose, duration, and registered agent information.
To file your Certificate of Formation with the Kansas Secretary of State, you’ll need to submit it by mail or in person, along with the filing fee of $165.
It usually takes the Secretary of State about five business days to process and approve your LLC’s formation documents. Once your LLC is officially accepted, you’ll receive a Certificate of Good Standing from the state indicating that your LLC is in good standing and is compliant with state laws.
Applying for an Employer Identification Number
You may apply for your EIN online, by fax, or by mail. The IRS will issue your EIN immediately if you apply online. If you apply by fax or mail, you should receive your EIN within four business days.
To apply online, visit the IRS website and complete the online application. You will need to provide your business name and address, the name and Social Security number of the principal officer of your LLC, and other basic information about your LLC.
To apply by fax, complete Form SS-4 and fax it to the IRS at (855) 641-6935. To apply by mail, complete Form SS-4 and send it to the address listed on the form.
Creating an Operating Agreement
An LLC’s operating agreement is not required by any state, but we strongly recommend having one. The operating agreement establishes the LLC’s internal rules for governance and management. It can help prevent disagreements among members and gives your LLC credibility with bankers, investors, and other third parties.
If you form your LLC through LegalZoom, we automatically provide you with an Operating Agreement template that you can use. Simply download the document, fill in your LLC’s information, and customize it to fit your company’s needs. You can also hire an attorney to draft your operating agreement, or use another template service.
Filing Annual Reports
After you have registered your LLC in Kansas, you will be required to file an annual report. The report is due by April 15th and must be filed with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office. The report must include:
· The LLC’s name and address
· The name and address of the LLC’s registered agent
· The names and addresses of the LLC’s managers or members
· A description of the LLC’s business activity
· The amount of the LLC’s annual franchise tax
The final step in registering your LLC in Kansas is to file a Certificate of Formation with the Kansas Secretary of State. The Certificate of Formation must include the LLC’s name, address, purpose, and the names and addresses of the LLC’s organizers. The filing fee for the Certificate of Formation is $165, and it can be submitted online, by mail, or in person.
Once the Certificate of Formation is filed, your LLC will be officially registered with the state of Kansas. Congratulations! You are now ready to start operating your business.
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