Packages start at $79 (plus state fees)
Form your Limited Liability Company today. We will file your Articles of Organization with the Texas Secretary of State office. SunDoc Filings will help navigate the bureaucratic filing process for you and take care of the basic details needed to form an LLC in Texas.
For already prepared documents, skip to step 3
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: 7 - 10 business days
Rush: 24 Hours
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 Texas LLC's Articles of Organization by 12 p.m. PST 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. 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. 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 Texas 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.
Texas 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 Texas LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
The SunDoc Filings Advantage
- We have filed thousands of documents since 1999
- All filings received by 12 p.m. PST are submitted same day
- Most filing companies mail in your filings
Texas LLC Formation Guidelines
The LLC name may not be the same as, or deceptively similar to the name of any domestic or foreign entity Secretary of State without written consent of the holder of the similar conflicting name. It may not contain any word or phrase which indicates or implies that the LLC is organized for any purpose other than one or more of the purposes contained in its articles of organization. The name of the limited liability company must contain the words “Limited Liability Company” or “Limited Company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” “LC” or “L.C.” The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” or “LTD” and the word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.” An available name may be reserved for a 120-day period.
A limited liability company may be formed by one or more natural persons of at least the age of 18.
An LLC can be formed with one or more members.
The period of duration of the limited liability company may be perpetual.
A limited liability company may be organized to transact of any or all lawful business for which limited liability companies may be organized under the laws of Texas.
Record Keeping Requirements
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Texas or its registered office, where its records will be kept. We cannot provide this office.
Registered Agent & registered Office
The limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Texas.
Submit to the Secretary of State one (1) executed original and one (1) copy of the Articles of Organization. The Secretary of State returns one (1) copy of the Articles of Organization with the Certificate of Organization affixed thereto as evidence of filing. Submit to the Comptroller of Public Accounts upon receipt of evidence of formation the Texas.Taxpayer Questionnaire. The questionnaire will be used to determine the entities franchise tax responsibility in the State of Texas.
Upon formation of an LLC, there are additional steps and ongoing requirements to keep your LLC in good standing and preserve the limited liability provision for its owners.
Texas LLC taxes
- Annual report and franchise tax. Texas requires LLCs to file a Franchise Tax and Public Information Report with the Comptroller of Public Accounts and is due between January 1 and May 15. The fee is calculated based on taxable margin.
- Taxes. For more details for Texas LLCs, visit the State of Texas website or contact a CPA for additional information.
- Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Please note that most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
- State tax identification number. Texas does not require a state tax identification number.
Business licenses in Texas
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses in Texas. SunDoc Filings can provide additional information upon request.
Texas LLC Frequently Asked Questions