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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Rhode Island 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.
Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Rhode Island 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 filing 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.
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. This includes the business 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 Rhode Island 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.
Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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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Rhode Island LLC Formation Guidelines
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME
The Limited Liability Company name must contain must contain "Limited Liability Company"or the abbreviation of “L.L.C.” An available name may be reserved for a 120-day period.
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.
A limited liability company organized under the Limited Liability Company Act has the purpose to engage in any lawful business, unless a more limited purpose is set forth in the Articles of Organization.
The period of duration of a limited liability company is perpetual until dissolved in accordance with the Limited Liability Company Act.
RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Rhode Island or its registered office, where its records will be kept.
We cannot provide this office.
RESIDENT AGENT AND OFFICE
The limited liability company must maintain a resident agent and office to receive service of process in Rhode Island.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement.
Submit to the Secretary of State two (2) executed originals of the Articles of Organization.
Please Note: The Resident Agent must acknowledge is consent to serve by executing the Articles of Organization.
The Secretary of State returns one (1) copy “File” stamped as evidence of filing.
Annual Reports – Every year, excluding the year of filing, a business corporation, non-profit corporation, and limited liability company must file an annual report with the Business Section. The annual report is sent by regular mail to the entity’s agent approximately two weeks prior to the filing period. Specific filing periods are:
Business Corporations: Between January 1-March 1 each year
Non-Profit Corporations: During the month of June each year
Limited Liability Companies: Between September 1-November 1 each year
In mailing an entity’s annual report to its agent at the registered office, this office is able to determine if an entity has maintained its agent/registered office status for service of process. Each entity must notify the Secretary of State and file a change of agent/address form in case of a change of the registered agent or the registered office. Failure to do so shall result in revocation proceedings. Limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships are not required to file annual reports.
If your entity status is currently revoked, you will not be able to file your annual report. Please use the state’s Corporate Database to verify your entity status prior to filing the annual report form. If you elected to be managed by your members on your articles of organization/certificate of registration, you cannot have listed a manager on the annual report form. To change your internal structure, an amendment is required. Conversely if you elected to be managed by one or more managers on your articles of organization/certificate of registration, but you did not list the name and/or address of your current manager(s). To change your internal structure, an amendment is required.
Rhode Island LLC Frequently Asked Questions