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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Georgia using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Georgia 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 Georgia 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.
Georgia 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 Georgia 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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Georgia LLC Formation Guidelines
A limited liability company name must contain the words must contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” (it being permitted to abbreviate the word “limited” as “ltd.” And the word “company” as “co.”) or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “LLC”, “L.C.” or “LC” It must be "distinguishable on the records of the Secretary of State from the name of any domestic or authorized foreign corporation, LLC, limited partnership, or professional association, or any reserved or registered name. It may not exceed 80 characters, including spaces and punctuation. An available name may be reserved for 30 days.
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.
Record Keeping Requirements
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Georgia or its registered office, where its records will be kept.
Registered Agent and Registered Office
The limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Georgia.
Submit to the Secretary of State: One (1) executed original and one (1) conformed copy of the Articles of Organization: and one (1) executed original of official Transmittal Information Form. The Secretary of State returns one (1) copy as evidence of filing.
On an ongoing basis you need to follow some basic requirements to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability for its owner(s).
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Georgia LLCs:
Annual report. Georgia requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is due on April Taxes. If an LLC chooses to be taxed as a corporation, the Georgia franchise tax charged to corporations will also apply to the LLC. For complete details on state taxes for Georgia LLCs, visit the State of Georgia.
Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
State tax identification number. Georgia requires a state tax identification number.
Business licenses in Georgia
Florida requires most businesses have a business licenses and/or permits. We can help you with some of this information upon request.
Georgia LLC Frequently Asked Questions
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