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Have SunDoc Filings file your Articles of Organization in Florida. Let us navigate the Secretary of State filing process for you and take care of the basic details needed to form a Limited Liability Company in Florida. Unlike other filing companies, we submit all our filings quickly for a faster filing time.
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Step 1: Check name availability
Choose three corporate names in order of preference and we will check which name is available.
Step 2: Prepare or Upload your Articles
Our online form will walk you through all required information.
Step 3: Specify Service Level and Service Options
Select the appropriate filing package or choose from the a la carte options.
Routine: 3 - 5 business days
Rush: No Rush Available
We will confirm your order via email within one hour during normal business hours.
Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Florida LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filings services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. When we send you the certified (filed) copy of the Articles of Organization, we will include a Statement of Information form. Add this to your order if you would like us to file it for you.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Florida LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Florida LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Florida LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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- We have filed thousands of documents since 1999
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Florida LLC Formation Guidelines
The name must end with the words “limited liability company” or any of the common abbreviations of “L.L.C.” or “LLC”. The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.," and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "Co." The name may not contain language implying that the limited liability company is organized for a purpose other than that permitted in this chapter and its articles of organization. The name may not contain language implying that the limited liability company is connected with a state or federal government agency or a corporation or other entity chartered under the laws of the United States. The name must be distinguishable on the records of the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, except for fictitious name registrations and general partnership registrations; however, a limited liability company may register under a name that is not otherwise distinguishable on the records of the Division of Corporations with written consent of the owner entity provided the consent is filed with the Division of Corporations at the time of registration of such name. The name of the limited liability company shall be filed with the Department of State for public notice only and shall not alone create any presumption of ownership beyond that which is created under the common law. In the case of any limited liability company in existence prior to July 1, 2007, and registered with the Division of Corporations, the requirement in this section that the name of the entity be distinguishable from the names of other entities and filings shall not apply except when the limited liability company files documents on or after July 1, 2007, that would otherwise have affected its name. Florida does not reserve names.
Organizers / Members
The limited liability company can be formed by any one (1) or more persons. The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
Procedure for Membership: The member may acquire an interest in the LLC at the formation of the LLC or at a time specified in the articles or operating agreement. Except as otherwise provided in the articles of organization, or the operating agreement, no additional members can be admitted unless a majority-in-interest of the members consent in writing.
Procedure for Resignation of Membership: Certain prohibitions exist surrounding the ability of a member to resign. A member may only withdraw from a limited liability company in accordance with the articles of organization or operating agreement.
Registered Agent and Registered Office
A limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and registered office to receive service of process in Florida.
General Filing Procedures
Submit Articles of Organization and Designation of Registered Agent to the Department of State, along with cover letter containing your name, address and daytime telephone number. The Department of State will issue a letter of acknowledgment as evidence of filing.
Upon filing your LLC, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability provide to its owner(s).
Florida LLC taxes
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Florida:
- Annual report. All Florida Limited Liability Companies must file an Annual Report yearly to maintain “active” status. The first report is due in the year following formation. The report must be filed electronically online between January 1st and May 1st. The fee for the annual report is $138.75. After May 1st a $400 late fee is added to the annual report filing fee.
- Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Florida LLCs, visit the State of Florida website.
- Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
- State tax identification number. Florida does not require a state tax identification number.
Business licenses in Florida
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses in Florida. SunDoc Filings can provide additional information upon your request.
Florida LLC Frequently Asked Questions
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