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File your Articles of Organization in Idaho using SunDoc Filings. Let us navigate the Secretary of State’s filing process for you and take care of the basic details needed to form an LLC in Idaho. We will walk you through our easy and concise formation questions and submit your filing promptly; usually the same day we receive it.
Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Idaho 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 Idaho 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.
Idaho 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 Idaho 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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Idaho LLC Formation Guidelines
LLC Name Criteria
The Limited Liability Company must contain the words must contain the words “Limited Liability Company” or “Limited Company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” “L.C.,” “LLC” or “LC”. The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and the word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”, respectively. An available name may be reserved for a 120-day period. A few business types, such as banks, insurance companies, and non-profit organizations, cannot usually be organized as LLCs, so check with your attorney or the Secretary of State's office to be sure your business qualifies. Even a one-person LLC needs a legal Operating Agreement prepared by an attorney. If the LLC fails to create a legal Operating Agreement, the business will be governed by the Idaho Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and that may not be in the business's best interests. Registering a Foreign LLC - An LLC formed in another state can register to do business in Idaho by completing Application for Certificate of Authority for Foreign Limited Liability Company found at http://www.sos.idaho.gov/corp/llcform.htm. If the name being used by the LLC is already in use in Idaho, the company may need to register under a new name. A Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) is an LLC whose members offer a professional service. Eighteen professions can register their businesses as PLLCs, including:
- architecture firms
- chiropractic offices
- dentists/dental clinics
- engineering firms
- landscape architecture firms
- law firms
- medical clinics
- businesses providing nursing services
- occupational therapy clinics
- physical therapy clinics
- professional geologists
- certified or licensed public accountants
- social workers
- surveying firms
- veterinary clinics
The name of the company must include the words “Professional Limited Company”, “PLLC,” or “Professional Limited Liability Company.” The form needed to establish a PLLC can be found at http://www.sos.idaho.gov/corp/FORMS/cert_org_pllc.pdf.
Important – As of July 1, 2010 changes made by the Idaho Legislature to the law governing LLCs and PLLCs took effect. Among the changes are the requirement to include "LLC," "PLLC," "Limited," Limited Liability Company" or similar wording in the business name. New LLCs will no longer be able to register a name similar to that of an existing Idaho business of any legal type. For information on the various changes, visit http://www.sos.idaho.gov/corp/corindex.htm.
Organizers / Members
The limited liability company can be formed by one or more individuals and can be formed with one or more initial members.
A limited liability company may be organized for any lawful purpose, except if the purpose or activities of the limited liability company are subject to a special provision of law, it must comply with that provision.
The period of duration of a limited liability company extends from the filing date of the Articles of Organization until the latest date specified in the Articles of Organization for the company’s dissolution.
Record Keeping Requirements
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Idaho 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 Idaho.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement. The agreement may contain any provisions regarding the affairs and conduct of the business of the company to the extent such provisions are not inconsistent with the laws of the Idaho or the Articles of Organization.
Filing Procedures A Certificate of Organization must be filed with the Secretary of State’s office.
Submit to the Secretary of State duplicate executed copies of the Articles of Organization
Idaho LLC Frequently Asked Questions