Running a Limited Liability Company means you'll have a few legal requirements to keep up on. Depending on where you filed, you may have to file an initial report, publish in a newspaper, or pay franchise taxes. But how do you know what you need to do in your state? 

That's where we come in.

If you've formed an LLC anywhere in America, just find your state in the list below. We'll let you know what the requirements are to keep your business compliant, now, and in the future. Please keep in mind that some of the costs associated with organizing and compliance can change, but this list is current as of January of 2015 and updated frequently. 


AlabamaKentuckyNorth Dakota
AlaskaLouisianaOhio
ArizonaMaine Oklahoma
ArkansasMarylandOregon
CaliforniaMassachusettsPennsylvania
Colorado MichiganRhode Island
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Carolina          
DelawareMississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia               MissouriTennessee
FloridaMontanaTexas
GeorgiaNebraskaUtah
HawaiiNevadaVermont
IdahoNew Hampshire                Virginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWashington
IndianaNew MexicoWest Virginia
Iowa New YorkWisconsin
KansasNorth CarolinaWyoming


Alabama

What to do after forming your LLC

After you've formed your LLC in Alabama, you’ll need to ensure that you meet the following requirements:

  • Registered Agent: Maintain a registered office and agent both within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC 

  • Annual Fee: Pay an annual minimum fee of $100.
  • Annual Reports: File an AL-CAR report within 75 days of the beginning of the tax year.
  • Business Location:  You must maintain an office within the state of Alabama.
  • Pay Franchise Tax: Pay an annual franchise tax through form BPT-IN by April 15th.

Record Keeping

The state of Alabama has the following record keeping requirements:

  • A list of all current members and managers along with their full name and last known address (where applicable).
  • Copies of the LLC’s federal, state and local income tax returns and reports.
  • Copies of current and amended operating agreements.
  • Copies of the last three years’ worth of financial statements.
  • Copies of the filed articles of organizations and any amendments that have been made.

These records do not need to be submitted to the state, but they must be available if you’re asked to produce them.


 

Alaska

What to do after forming your LLC

There are some reports and licenses you'll need to take care of. Here's what you should know: 
 
  • Initial Report: You'll need to file an initial report within 6 months of actually organizing your LLC. This will cost $250
  • Registered Agent: You'll need to have one within the state of Alaska. We can help
  • Statement of Information: You need to file one of these every two years. You can do that online and it costs $100. 
  • LLC Operating Agreement: This is not required by Alaska law, but it is highly advisable. You can make an LLC Operating Agreement on Rocket Lawyer by just answering a few questions. 
  • Business Location: You need to maintain an office in Alaska. 
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Business License: Must be renewed every year. This costs $50.
  • Biennial Report: You'll have to submit a report to the state every two years. 

Record Keeping

It's always a good idea to keep good records as a small business. The state of Alaska requires you to keep the following:

  • A list of all current and past members and managers, alphabetized.
  • A copy of your articles of organization and any amendments
  • A copy of all your tax returns for the past three years
  • A copy of your operating agreement
  • A document showing how much money was contributed by each member (if not in the Operating Agreement), and any documents you expressly say you'll keep as records in your Operating Agreement.
Note that you'll simply need to keep copies of these and produce them if you're asked. You do not need to file them with a state entity. 
 


Arizona

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few publication and report requirements that you’ll need to take care once you've organized as an LLC in Arizona. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Registered Agent: You’ll need to have a Registered Agent and a Registered Office in Arizona. If you don’t have an agent, we can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  
  • Publication: You must publish a notice of your LLC's organization within 60 days of forming in a local newspaper and for three consecutive publications.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Business Location: Your LLC must maintain its principal office in the state of Arizona.

Record Keeping

As a small business, it’s important to keep good records. The state of Arizona requires you to keep the following:

  • A copy of the LLC’s initial articles of organization and all amendments.
  • Copies of the LLC’s federal, state and local income tax returns and reports, if applicable, for the last three years.
  • A current list of each member’s full name and last known address.
  • Copies of all written operating agreements and all amendments to these agreements. This includes any written operating agreements that are no longer in effect.
  • Copies of financial statements for the last three years.

While you’re required to keep copies of these and produce them if necessary, you’re not required to file them with a state or local entity. 


 

Arkansas

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing in the state of Arkansas, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: Maintain a registered agent and office within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Franchise Tax: A $150 franchise tax is required. Due annually on May 1st after the year of organization.

Record Keeping

Operating within the state of Arkansas requires strict record keeping. The following records must be kept:

  • A copy of all past and current members and managers in alphabetical order. Full names and last known addresses are required.
  • A copy of the articles of organization along with any amendments.
  • A copy of any and all state, local and federal income tax returns.
  • A copy of the current operating agreement and all amendments made
  • A copy, if not included within the operating agreement, of all cash, property or services contributed by members and the value assigned to property or services where applicable. Additional contributions must also be included.
  • A copy of any writings required within the company’s operating agreement.


California

What to do after forming a California LLC

After organizing an LLC in California, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: We can help you maintain the required registered agent and office within the state.
  • Operating Agreement: California requires companies to create an Operating Agreement. We can help you create an LLC Operating Agreement right online.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 
  • File your Statement of Information: California requires that LLCs File a Statement of Information with the state within 90 days of organizing. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your California LLC

  • Biennial Report: Submit a Statement of Information biennially along with a $20 fee.
  • Franchise Tax: Required annually and within 3 months of organizing. A tax of $800 will be assessed.

Record Keeping

The state of California requires the following information to be kept:

  • A copy of all members, in an alphabetized list, or shareholders with a transferable interest along with the full name, last known address, contribution and profits and losses of each member.
  • A copy of the full name and business or residence address of each manager.
  • A copy of the company’s articles of organization along with any amendments.
  • A copy of the LLC’s operating agreement and any amendments executed.
  • A copy of the company’s last six fiscal year tax returns.
  • Books and records pertaining to the company’s current and past four fiscal years’ operations.



Colorado

What to do after forming your LLC

Upon organizing an LLC in Colorado, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: A registered agent and office within the state of Colorado must be kept. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an annual Periodic Report on the 1st day of the month on the month of organization along with a $10 fee.
  • Sales Tax License: A $50 sales tax license is due if applicable to your business.

Record Keeping

Record keeping requirements in Colorado are as follows:

  • A copy stating true and full information along with the financial condition of the company. Written resolutions and minutes must be included if in existence.
  • A copy of all federal, state and local income tax returns for each operating year.
  • A list of all current members and managers including full names and mailing addresses.
  • A copy of the company’s articles of organization.
  • A copy of the company’s operating agreement.
  • Information pertaining to the affairs of the company.
  • A list of all members and the amount of cash, value of property and value of services contributed to the business. Agreed upon future contributions as well as the effective dates for members must also be included.


Connecticut

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing and LLC in the state of Connecticut, you must:

  • File an Initial Report: An initial report must be filed within 30 days of the company's organizational meeting. A fee of $150 is required.
  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: All Connecticut LLCs must assign and maintain a registered agent and office within the state at all times. We can help with our registered agent services.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Sales Tax License: If required, a $100 sales tax license must be obtained.
  • Annual Reports: An annual report is due on the anniversary of organization along with a $20 fee.

Record Keeping

Businesses operating within the state of Connecticut must maintain adequate records. The following information must be kept:

  • An alphabetically organized list of all members and managers including full names and last known addresses.
  • A copy of the current articles of organization and amendments executed.
  • A copy of the past three fiscal years’ federal, state and local tax returns. If no returns were filed, statements given to each member must be kept on file.
  • A copy of any current operating agreements and amendments.
  • A copy of any writings required within the business’ operating agreement.

Record keeping must be done within the company’s principal place of business or a location that is stated within your company’s operating agreement.




Delaware

What to do after forming your LLC

Once you organize your LLC, there are a few things that you’ll need to take care of. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • File an Initial Report: You must file an initial report with the county and Division of Corporations. There is an $89 minimum fee for filing your report.
  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: By law, you’re required to have a Registered Agent and Registered office in the state of Delaware. You can use our Registered Agent service to meet these requirements.
  • Create an Operating Agreement: Operating agreements are required for LLCs in Delaware. We can help.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is an easy way to convene a quorum of your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.  

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Pay Franchise Taxes: An Annual Franchise Tax Statement is due by June 1st of each year. The fee is $250.

Record Keeping

It’s good practice for any small business to keep good records. While you’re not required to submit any records to any state or local agencies, the state of Delaware does require LLCs to maintain the following records:

  • A current list of the names and last known addresses of each member.
  • Accurate and honest information on the LLC’s status and financial condition.
  • A copy of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns each year.
  • A copy of the company agreement, certificate of formation and all amendments.
  • A document that states how much cash the company has as well as a statement and description of the agreed value of services or property that each member has contributed and will contribute in the future. 



District of Columbia

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing, there are a few reports and documents that you’ll need to file, including:

  • An Initial Report: You must file an Initial Report before April 1st of the year after you file. There’s a $300 fee for filing this report.
  • A Registered Office and Agent: The District of Columbia requires LLCs to have a Registered Agent and Registered office within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • File a Biennial Report: This is due on June 16th every other year, and can be filed online. There’s a $150 fee for filing this report.  

Record Keeping

Good record keeping practices can help your small business succeed. Limited liability companies in the District of Columbia must adhere to the following record keeping requirements.

  • A member may copy and inspect any company records regarding the company’s affairs and activities, financial condition and other circumstances providing it’s within the member’s rights and duties under the operating agreement. Reasonable notice must be given and this may only be performed during business hours and at a reasonable location.

Florida

What to do after forming your LLC

Now that you’ve formed your LLC, you’ll need to create and file a few documents. Here’s what you should know:

  • Registered Office and Agent: You’ll need to have a Registered Agent and Office within the state of Florida. If you don’t have an agent or office, we can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • File an Annual Report: You’ll need to file an Annual Report by May 1st each year. There’s a $50 fee for filing online, and a $400 fee for filing late.

Record Keeping

Florida LLCs are required to keep the following records at their principal office:

  • A current list of the names and last known addresses of all members, managers and managing members.
  • A copy of the LLC’s articles of organization, all certificates of conversion and any other documents that you file with the Department of State.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the last three years.
  • Copies of any financial statements and then-effective operating agreements for the last three years.
  • Unless specified in the articles of organization, you’ll need to create a document that details:
    • The amount of cash and a statement and description of the agreed value of services or property each member has contributed and will contribute in the future.
    • The times and circumstances in which members agree to make additional contributions.
    • Any events that would cause the company to be dissolved.
 

Georgia

What to do after forming your LLC

After forming an LLC in Georgia, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Create an Initial Report: You’ll need to file this report within 90 days of organization. A $50 fee is required.
  • Establish a Registered Office and Agent: The state of Georgia requires all limited liability companies to have a Registered Office and a Registered Agent within the state. Our Registered Agent can help you meet these requirements.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

Record Keeping

Limited liability companies in Georgia are required to keep the following records in their principal office:

  • A current list of the names and last known addresses of all members and managers.
  • Copies of records that allow members to determine relative voting rights of other members, if applicable.
  • A copy of your articles of organization along with any amendments.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local tax returns for the last three years.
  • A copy of the company’s operating agreements and any amendments.
  • Copies of the company’s financial statements for the last three years.


Hawaii

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing your LLC in Hawaii, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: Hawaii requires you to maintain a registered agent and office within the state. We can help you set one up in just a few simple steps.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: You must File an annual report by the end of the quarter in which you originally filed after organizing. A $25 fee is required.

Record Keeping

Any LLC operating within the state of Hawaii must maintain records that are accessible at reasonable locations specified within the company’s operating agreement. A company must:

  • Allow former members and agents along with their attorneys to access all records dating back to the entirety of their membership.
  • Provide access and the right to copy or inspect records during normal operating hours.
  • At their discretion, impose a charge that is limited to labor costs and materials for producing copies of any records requested.
  • Must furnish to members, or the legal representative of any deceased members, the following:
    • Information pertaining to the member’s proper exercise of rights under the operating agreement. This information is to be furnished without demand.
    • Information concerning the company’s affairs must be furnished on demand if the request is deemed reasonable.
    • Upon signed request, a copy of the company’s operating agreement by any member.

Idaho

What to do after forming your LLC

After you’ve formed an LLC in the state of Idaho, the following steps are required:

  • Registered Agent and Office: LLCs are required to maintain both a registered agent and registered office within the state. We have registered agents in Idaho that can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an Annual Report which is due on the anniversary month of organization.

Record Keeping

The following record keeping and furnishing laws are present within the state of Idaho:

  • Members must be allowed to inspect and copy any records kept by the company during regular business hours as long as the records are regarding:
    • Business activities
    • Financial conditions
    • Other information as stated within the company’s Operating Agreement

The material requested by a member is only required to be furnished when the information is material to the member’s rights and duties.


Illinois

What to do after forming your LLC

Once your LLC is organized in the state of Illinois, you must:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish both a registered agent and a registered office within the state of Illinois. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an Annual Report before the first day of the month of organization. A fee of $250 is required for filing.

Record Keeping

Operating within the state of Illinois requires strict record keeping. You will be required to maintain:

  • A complete list, including full names, last known addresses and date of membership, of all members. The contribution of cash or the description and statement of property contributed or services along with their agreed upon value as well as future contribution agreements must also be listed.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments made.
  • Copies of state, federal and local income tax returns for a period of three years.
  • Copies of any effective operating agreements and amendments.
  • A copy of financial statements for a period of three years.

Indiana

What to do after forming your LLC

After forming your Indiana LLC, you must:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish a registered agent and office within the state of Indiana. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Sales Tax License: Where applicable, a state fee of $25 is required for a sales tax license.
  • Biennial Reports: File biennial reports. Reports are due every two years and must take place during the original month of organization. A $20 fee is required if filing electronically and a $30 fee for filing by mail.

Record Keeping

Any LLC operating within the state of Indiana will be required, in accordance with state law, to maintain the following records:

  • A complete list, dating back to the date of organization, of all members and managers along with their full name and last known addresses.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments.
  • A copy of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns dating back three years. If no income tax returns exist, a copy of the information and statements given to members for tax filing for the last three years must be kept.
  • Copies of the current or terminated operating agreements and amendments made.
  • A copy of the following, unless included in the operating agreement:
    • Cash or the value of property and services contributed by a member.
    • Information pertaining to the dissolving of the company.
    • Required documents stated within the company’s operating agreement.


Iowa

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing an LLC in Iowa, you must do the following:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish and maintain a registered office and registered agent within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Biennial Reports: Required on April 1st of odd numbered years, Biennial Reports are due. Filing can be done online with a filing fee of $30.

Record Keeping

The state of Iowa has strict rules that pertain to record keeping and the members of a limited liability company. Under Iowa state law, you are required to:

  • On reasonable notice, allow members to inspect or copy records during regular business hours that pertain to the following:
    • Company activities
    • Company financial conditions
    • Documents listed within the company operating agreement
    • Keep documents in a reasonable location.

Information requested by a member only needs to be provided if it pertains to their rights and duties as a member as stated within the operating agreement.


 

Kansas

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing in Kansas, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: Secure a registered office and a registered agent, and maintain both within the state of Kansas. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: Filing of Annual Reports are due three and a half months after the fiscal year has come to a close. A $40 fee is assessed when filing online. Only company officers can sign these reports.
  • Franchise Fee: A franchise fee is required for any company that has taxable equity.

Record Keeping

The state of Kansas gives the right to each member of a company, subject to reasonable standards, to pursue any documentation that relates to the member’s interest in the LLC. The following is required:

  • Accurate information and documentation regarding the financial standing and status of the business.
  • A copy of federal, state and local income taxes for each year.
  • A list of all members and managers of a company including their full names and last known business or residential addresses.
  • A copy of any written operating agreement and any amendments executed.
  • A copy of the company’s articles of organization and any amendments put forth.
  • A list of true and complete information regarding:
    • Cash contributed by members
    • Property or services along with their value contributed by members
    • Future contributions agreed upon by members
    • The start date of a person’s membership
    • A copy of documents deemed reasonable relating to the LLC’s affairs.

Kentucky

What to do after forming your LLC

Now that you’ve filed your articles of organization and paid the $50, there are few other reports and documents that you’ll need to file. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Establish a Registered Agent: Kentucky law requires LLCs to have a registered agent and office within the state. Don’t have an agent? Use our registered agent service.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: You’ll need to file an annual report between January 1st and June 30th each year. You can do this online.

Record Keeping

You won’t be required to file any records with state or local agencies, but you’ll need to keep the following records in your company’s office:

  • All current and past lists of the full names and last known addresses of each member and manager.
  • A copy of your company’s articles of organization.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns from the last three years.
  • Copies of the company’s financial statements from the last three years.
  • Copies of any effective written operating agreements and any amendments.
  • If not contained in the operating agreement, you’ll need to create a written document that states:
    • The amount of cash and a statement of the agreed upon value of services or property contributed by each member. This document should also contain the events or times when additional contributions will be made.
    • Any events in which the LLC would be dissolved, if applicable.


Louisiana

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few things that you’ll need to do after organizing in Louisiana. Here’s what you should know:

  • Initial Report: An initial report (Louisiana Form 973) needs to be filed at the time of organization. This requires a $100 fee.
  • Registered Agent: You’ll need to have a registered agent and office in Louisiana. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: An annual report must be filed on the anniversary date of organization. This can be done through the Secretary of State's website.
  • Business Location: Your principal office must be located in Louisiana.  

Record Keeping

Every small business should keep good records. In Louisiana, LLCs are required to keep the following records in its registered office:

  • A current list of the full names and last known addresses of each member and qualifying managers.
  • Copies of any records that would allow members to determine the relative voting rights of other members.
  • A copy of your articles of organization along with any amendments.
  • A copy of the company’s written operating agreement.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the last three years.
  • Copies of the company’s financial statements from the last three years.

Maine

What to do after forming your LLC

Now that your LLC has been formed, there are a few reports and documents that you’ll need to file, including:

  • Registered Agent: Maine requires LLCs to have a registered office and clerk, or agent, within the state. You can use our registered agent service to meet this requirement.
  • LLC Operating Agreement: Maine law requires that every LLC have an operating agreement. Use Rocket Lawyer to create your LLC Operating Agreement in minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: You’ll need to file an annual report by June 1st of each year. There’s an $85 fee for domestic LLCs and a $150 fee for foreign LLCs. You can file your report online.

Record Keeping

Good record keeping is important for every small business. Limited liability companies in Maine will need to meet the following record-keeping requirements.

  • Members may inspect and make copies of any record maintained by the LLC during regular business hours and at a reasonable location if it is within their rights as a member. A 10 day notice must be given in writing to the LLC before inspecting or making copies. 


Maryland

What to do after forming your LLC

After organization, a Maryland LLC must ensure that the following are done:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish a registered agent and office. Both must be maintained within the state of Maryland. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: On or before April 15th, an LLC must File a personal property return.
  • Business Office: All businesses within the state of Maryland are required to have their principal office within the state.

Record Keeping

Members of any LLC that has organized in the state of Maryland will, on reasonable demand, be able to inspect and copy:

  • Information pertaining to the state of the LLC and its financial condition.
  • The LLC’s operating agreement and any amendments made.
  • Information regarding the company’s affairs if the information is in the member’s interest.
  • A list of all members containing both full names and last known addresses.
  • Local, state and federal tax returns.

Massachusetts

What to do after forming your LLC

Upon organizing your LLC in the state of Massachusetts, the following are required:

  • Registered Agent and Office: The establishment of both a registered agent and office that is maintained within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an annual report that is due on the anniversary date of organization. A $520 fee is required when filing online.

Record Keeping

All LLCs in Massachusetts must keep the following documents at their principal place of business:

  • A list of all members and managers including their full names and last known addresses.
  • A copy of the company’s certificate of organization along with any amendments made.
  • A copy of the last three years’ federal, state and local income tax returns.
  • Copies of the company’s effective written operating agreement.
  • Copies of the last three years’ financial statements.
  • Unless part of the written operating agreement, a copy of:
    • Cash or the value of properties and services along with a description of what each member has contributed to the company.
    • The times and events which led to additional contributions being made.
    • The right of a member or manager to make distributions to another member.
    • Information and affairs that led to the company being dissolved.

Michigan

What to do after forming your LLC

The state of Michigan requires you to do the following after organizing your LLC:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish and maintain a registered agent and office within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an annual report, along with a $50 fee, on the anniversary of filing the company’s Certificate of Organization. The state will accept faxed signatures, but only for faxed forms. Delivering the form in person requires an original signature.
  • Franchise Business Tax: Register for business taxes using Form 518.

Record Keeping

Upon written request of a member, under Michigan law, you must send a copy of the following to the member by mail or electronic transmission:

  • The company’s most recent financial statements.
  • The company’s most recent federal, state and local income tax returns.
  • The most recent documents sent to a federal, state or local taxing authority.

Minnesota

What to do after forming your LLC

After forming an LLC in Minnesota, you’ll be required to:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish a registered office within the state. Foreign qualified entities must maintain both a registered agent and registered office within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.  Minnesota uses the term "bylaws" interchangably with Operating Agreement.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is mandatory under Minnesota law.  You should use the organizational meeting to have your LLC's Members approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an annual report by December 31st. Annual reports can be filed here.
  • Regular Meetings: Organizational meetings are required.

Record Keeping

The state of Minnesota requires extensive record keeping. The following must be kept available at all times:

  • A list of each member, governor and chief manager’s full name and last known address.
  • A list of each assignee of financial rights’ full name and last known address.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments made.
  • A copy of effective written bylaws.
  • A copy of financial statements.
  • Federal, state and local income tax return copies for the past three years.
  • Records of all proceedings of members and the board of governors dating back three years.
  • Reports made to members for the last three years.
  • A copy of member control agreements.
  • A statement of all contributions accepted with the following:
    • The identity of the contributor
    • The class or series of the contribution
    • The amount of cash accepted or promised
    • A description of services rendered
    • The value of property or services transferred to the LLC or promised to be transferred
    • A statement of all contribution agreements along with:
      • The identity of the contributor
      • The class or series of the contribution
      • A statement of contribution allowance agreements with:
        • The identity of the contributor
        • The class or series of contribution
        • An explanation of any restatement of value.
        • Written consents, from members, that have been obtained.
        • Copies of agreements, contracts or arrangements.

Mississippi

What to do after forming your LLC

After forming an LLC in Mississippi, there are certain steps that need to be taken. Here is what you’ll need to do:

  • Registered Agent and Office: You’ll need to establish and maintain both a registered office and a registered agent within the state of Mississippi. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an annual report. Reports are due between January 1st and April 15th. A foreign LLC will have a $250 annual report fee.

Record Keeping

The state of Mississippi is required to keep each of the following within the principal place of operation:

  • A full list of all current members, including their full names and last known addresses.
  • A copy of the certificate of formation.
  • Copies of the company’s effective operating agreement.
  • Copies of, unless found in the certificate of formation, the following:
    • The amount of cash contributed by a member.
    • A description and statement along with the value of contributions of property or services by a member.
    • The times or events which additional contributions will be made.
    • If dissolved, the events, affairs and happenings leading to the company being dissolved.

Missouri

What to do after forming your LLC

The state of Missouri requires you to do the following after forming an LLC:

  • Registered Agent and Office: Establish a registered agent and office within the state of Missouri. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

Record Keeping

The state of Missouri requires you to keep the following information at your principal place of business:

  • A list of past and current members and managers. The full names of all members and managers and last known addresses of each member or manager listed in alphabetical order.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and a copy of any amendments executed.
  • Copies of the last three years’ federal, state and local tax returns.
    • If returns were not filed, copies of the documents given to members so that they could file appropriate tax returns must be kept.
    • A copy of the effective written operating agreement and any amendments executed.
    • Copies of all financial statements for the last three years.
    • Copies of written promises by members to make a contribution.
    • Copies of written consents of all members to the admission of a new member.
    • Copies of written consents of all members to withdraw a member.
    • Copies of any required documents stated within the operating agreement.
    • If not included within the operating agreement, information pertaining to:
      • Cash contributed by a member.
      • The value of property or services contributed by a member along with a statement and description.
      • Information pertaining to member voting rights and rules.

Montana

What to do after forming your LLC

Here is what you need to know after forming an LLC in the state of Montana:

  • Registered Agent and Office: You’ll need to establish a registered agent and a registered office.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File an annual report that is due on April 15th including a $15 filing fee.

Record Keeping

At your company’s principal place of business, Montana requires you to keep:

  • A list, in alphabetical order, of all current and past members and managers. The list must include full names and last known addresses of anyone listed.
  • A copy of the company’s articles of organization and amendments that have been executed.
  • Copies of the last three years’ federal, state and local tax returns filed by the LLC. If no filings were made, copies of the documentation given to members to file taxes appropriately must be kept.
  • Copies of the effective written operating agreements along with executed amendments.
  • Copies of any documents or writings required under the operating agreement.
  • Unless included in the operating agreement:
    • A copy of cash amounts contributed by members.
    • A copy of the agreed upon value of property or services contributed by members.
    • A copy of the times or events when additional contributions will be required.
    • A copy of any events that will cause the LLC to be dissolved.

Nebraska

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing an LLC in the state of Nebraska, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: You’ll need to establish and maintain a registered agent and a registered office within the state of Nebraska.
  • Publication Requirements: A notice of organization must be filed within a newspaper in the county where the principal business takes place for 3 consecutive weeks. Proof of publication must then be filed with the state.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Biennial Reports: Due biennially, an occupation tax and biennial report must be filed. Filing must be done by April 1st of odd numbered years. A $10 filing fee is required.

Record Keeping

The state of Nebraska allows members to inspect or copy, during reasonable business hours and upon reasonable notice, the following:

  • Information pertaining to company activities
  • Information regarding the company’s financial condition
  • Information that pertains to the member’s rights or duties found within the operating agreement

 


Nevada

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing, there are a few things that you’ll need to do. Here’s what you should know:

  • Initial List of Officers: An initial list of officers must be filed within 60 days of organization. There’s a $150* fee for filing.
  • Business License: Pay $500* for a business license.
  • Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office in Nevada. We can help with registered agents.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual List of Members/Managers: An Annual List of Members/Managers is due each year by the last day of the company’s anniversary month. A $150* fee is required. Filing can be done online.

* As of July 1, 2015. Fees for reinstatements and revivals received after July 1, 2015 will be calculated based on the new fees, even if for prior years.

Record Keeping

Record keeping is an important part of every business. In Nevada, LLCs are required to keep the following records:

  • A current and alphabetized list of the full names and last known business address of each member and manager. Members and managers will need to be listed separately.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments put forth.
  • Copies of all the company’s operating agreements.

While you won’t have to submit these records to a local or state agency, you may need to furnish them upon request.


New Hampshire

What to do after forming your LLC

Now that you’ve formed your LLC, you’ll need to file a few reports and documents. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office in New Hampshire. If you don’t have an agent, we can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Business Location: You must maintain your LLC’s principal office within the state of New Hampshire.
  • Annual Report: You’ll need to submit an Annual Report between January 1st and April 1st each year. There’s a $100 fee for filing your report, and you can file online.

Record Keeping

In New Hampshire, each member of an LLC has the right to obtain the following records on occasion and upon reasonable demand:

  • Complete and accurate information regarding the company’s internal affairs and the status of the business.
  • A current list of the full names and last known addresses of each member and manager.
  • A copy of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for each year the company has filed.
  • A copy of the company’s certificate of formation and operating agreement along with any amendments made to these documents.
  • Complete and accurate information regarding the following:
    • The date on which each member became a member.
    • The amount of cash as well as a description and statement of the agreed services or property that each member has contributed or will contribute in the future.

New Jersey

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few things that you’ll need to do once you’ve organized in New Jersey. Here’s what you need to know:

  • New Business Entity: You’ll need to submit a Public Records Filing for New Business Entity. There’s a $125 fee, and you can file online.
  • Registered Agent: You’ll need to have a registered agent and office in New Jersey. We offer registered agent services.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: An Annual Report is due on the anniversary month of the LLC’s formation each year. A $50 fee is required, and you can submit your report online.

Record Keeping

You’re not required to submit records to a local or state agency, but any member may inspect or copy the following records during regular business hours and on reasonable notice providing it’s within their rights and duties under the operating agreement:

  • Any record kept by the company that pertains to its activities and financial condition, and other circumstances. 

New Mexico

What to do after forming your LLC

Once you’ve organized your LLC, you’ll need to do the following:

  • File an Initial Report: You’ll need to do this within 30 days of organization. A $25 fee is required.
  • Establish a Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office in New Mexico and submit a Statement of Acceptance of Appointment. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

Record Keeping

As a small business, it’s a good idea to keep good records. The state of New Mexico requires you to keep the following at your principal place of business:

  • A list of the names and last known mailing addresses of all present and former members and managers.
  • A copy of the company’s articles of organization and all amendments put forth.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the last three years.  
  • Copies of the company’s financial statements from the last three years.
  • Copies of all current and former operating agreements, including any amendments made to these agreements.
  • Unless included in your operating agreement or articles of organization, you’ll need to keep the following records:
    • A current statement of any capital contributions members have made.
    • A statement of the services, cash and property that each member has agreed to contribute or contribute in the future. This should also include the outstanding principal balance of any promissory note attributed to a capital contribution as well as the amount of the capital contribution the member should be credited upon receiving said property or services.  
    • A statement that specifies under which circumstances members will make additional contributions or withdrawals from capital.
    • Any other documents or writings that are required to be made available to members under the company’s articles of organization or operating agreement.

You’ll also need to notify all members of the location of your records.


New York

What to do after forming your LLC

Now that you’ve organized in New York, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Submit Publications: Publication is required once a week for six consecutive weeks in 2 newspapers in the county where the LLC’s office is located. One of these newspapers must be printed weekly and the other must be printed daily.
  • File a Certificate of Publication: This will need to be filed after you've meet the above publication requirement. The fee is $50.
  • Operating Agreement: Creating an LLC Operating Agreement is mandatory under New York law. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: You can opt out of holding meetings by customizing your Operating Agreement, but it is advisable to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Biennial Report: Due on the anniversary month of formation. The fee for this will range anywhere between $25 and $4,500, depending on the previous year’s gross income. Reports can be filed online.
  • Annual Meeting: Unless specified otherwise in the operating agreement, you’ll need to hold an annual meeting of members.

Record Keeping

Every business should keep good records. The state of New York requires every LLC to maintain the following:

  • A current list of the full names and last known addresses of each manager in alphabetical order.
  • A current and alphabetical list of the full names and last known addresses of each member along with their contribution and share of the company’s profits and losses.
  • A copy of the operating agreement, including all amendments.
  • A copy of the articles of organization, including all amendments.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns from the three most recent fiscal years.

North Carolina

What to do after forming your LLC

After formation, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Establish a Registered Agent: You’ll need a registered agent and office in North Carolina. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: Due on or before April 15 each year. Annual reports can be filed online. There’s a $202 fee for online filing. Only managers or members can sign reports.

Record Keeping

It’s important to keep good records. In the state of North Carolina, members of an LLC have the right to obtain the following records upon reasonable request:

  • A current list of the full names and last known mailing addresses of each member.
  • Information pertaining to the status of the company and its financial condition.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for each year.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments thereto.
  • Copies of any written operating agreements and any amendments put forth.
  • Information pertaining to the cash and a description and statement of the agreed services or property contributed by each member as well as future contributions.
  • The date in which each member became a member.
  • Other reasonable information regarding the company’s affairs.

North Dakota

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few things that you’ll need to take care of after you’ve organized your LLC. Here’s what you should know:

  • Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office within the state. Use our registered agent services to establish an agent in North Dakota.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC. 

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: You’ll need to file one every year before November 15. There’s a $50 fee for filing, and you can do this online.

Record Keeping

Limited liability companies in North Dakota are required to keep the following records in their principal executive office:

  • A current list of the full names and last known mailing addresses of each member, each governor and the president.
  • A current list of the full names and last known mailing addresses of each assignee of financial rights along with a description of the rights assigned.
  • A copy of the company’s articles of organization and all amendments put forth.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the last three years.
  • Copies of financial statements.
  • Records of all proceedings of members and the board for the last three years.
  • Copies of reports made to members within the last three years.
  • Copies of member-control agreements.
  • A statement of all accepted contributions.
  • A statement of all contribution agreements.
  • A statement of all contribution allowance agreements.
  • A written explanation of any restatement of value.
  • Copies of any written consents from members.
  • Copies of agreements, contracts or other arrangements incorporated by reference. 

Ohio

What to do after forming your LLC

Once you’ve organized your Ohio LLC, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Establish a Registered Agent: You’ll need to have a registered agent and office in Ohio. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: The state of Ohio does not require that LLCs file annual reports.

Record Keeping

Limited liability companies in Ohio are required to keep the following records in their principal office:

  • A current list of the full names, in alphabetical order, and last known business or residence address of each member.
  • A copy of the articles of organization, all amendments to the articles, and executed copies of any powers of attorney pursuant to which the articles or the amendments have been executed.
  • Copies of any financial statements of the company for the three most recent years.
  • Copies of any federal, state, and local income tax returns and reports of the company for the three most recent years.
  • A copy of any written operating agreement, all amendments to that operating agreement, and executed copies of any written powers of attorney pursuant to which the operating agreement and the amendments have been executed.
  • Unless contained in a written operating agreement, a writing setting forth all of the following:
    • The amount of cash, and a description and statement of the agreed value of any other property or services, that each member has contributed and has agreed to contribute in the future.
    • Each time at which and each event on the occurrence of which any additional contribution agreed to be made by each member is to be made.
    • Any right of the company to make to a member, or of a member to receive, any distribution that includes a return of all or any part of his contribution.
    • Each event upon the occurrence of which the company is to be dissolved and its affairs wound up.


Oklahoma

What to do after forming your LLC

After organization, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: The state of Oklahoma requires a registered agent and a registered office within the state. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Certificate: An annual certificate must be filed on the anniversary of organization. Filing will require a $25 fee.

Record Keeping

Limited liability companies in Oklahoma are required to keep the following records in their principal office:

  • A current and a past list of the full name and last-known mailing address of each member and manager. 
  • Copies of records that would enable a member to determine the relative voting rights of the members
  • A copy of the articles of organization, together with any amendments thereto
  • Copies of the limited liability company's federal, state and local income tax returns and financial statements, if any, for the three most recent years or, if such returns and statements were not prepared for any reason, copies of the information and statements provided to, or which should have been provided to, the members to enable them to prepare their federal state and local tax returns for such period
  • Copies of any effective written operating agreements and all amendments thereto and copies of any written operating agreements no longer in effect
  • Unless provided in writing in an operating agreement, a writing setting out:
    • The amount of cash and a statement of the agreed value of other property or services contributed by each member and the times at which or events upon the happening of which any additional contributions agreed to be made by each member are to be made. 
    • The events upon the happening of which the limited liability company is to be dissolved and its affairs wound up. 
    • Any other information prepared pursuant to a requirement in an operating agreement.

Oregon

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing your LLC within the state of Oregon, you must take care of the following:

  • Assign a Registered Agent and Office: You must assign a registered agent and registered office, both within the state of Oregon. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: File annual reports on or before the anniversary of formation. You can file using this form, and a $50 fee is required.

Record Keeping

The state of Oregon requires that you keep the following documents at the office specified within your operating agreement, or if no office is stated, within your registered office:

  • A list of all current and past members and managers. The list must contain full names and last known addresses of every person included.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments executed.
  • Copies of the three most recent years’ federal, state and local income tax returns.
  • Copies of any effective operating agreements and amendments made to these agreements.
  • Copies of financial statements dating back three years.
  • Copies of the following, unless contain within the operating agreement or in writing:
    • Documents stating the amount of cash, the value of property or services, which members have agreed to contribute to the company in the future along with the descriptions and statements of each.
    • Documentation pertaining to the times and events in which additional contributions are to be made.
    • The time and events in which an LLC will be dissolved, if agreed upon.

Pennsylvania

What to do after forming your LLC

After organization, Pennsylvania requires you to:

  • Establish a Registered Office: You’ll need to establish a registered office within the state.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Certificate: On the anniversary date of organization, you must file an Annual Certificate. Filing fees are $25, and you can find the form here.

Rhode Island

What to do after forming your LLC

Once you’ve formed an LLC within the state of Rhode Island, there are a few requirements that must be met:

  • Registered Agent and Office: A registered agent and office must be established within the state of Rhode Island. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: Due on or before the anniversary of formation. Annual Reports will require a $100 filing fee using this form.

Record Keeping

The following items must be held within a company’s principal office:

  • A list, containing full names and last known business addresses, of all current members and managers.
  • Copies of information regarding capital values must be available to members along with information regarding member voting rights.
  • Copies of the articles of organization and any amendments executed.
  • Copies of any certificates executed by powers of attorney.
  • Copies of the previous five years’ federal, state and local income tax returns.
  • A copy of any effective written operating agreements.
  • Records of proceedings of members and managers.
  • Copies of all financial statements for the last five years.

South Carolina

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing in the state of South Carolina, you must:

  • File an Initial Annual Report: A CL-1 report must be submitted at the time of filing along with a $135 filing fee.
  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: Both a registered agent and a registered office must be established within the state.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Renewal: Foreign LLC’s are required to pay a $10 fee to renew their company name.
  • Pay Franchise Tax: You’ll need to fill out form SCDOR-111.
  • Maintain a Designated Office: A designated office must be maintained within South Carolina.

South Dakota

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing in South Dakota, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: The state of Dakota requires an in-state registered agent and registered office. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Principal Office: An LLC’s principal office must be located within the state of South Dakota.
  • Annual Reports: File an annual report due on the 1st day of the 2nd month of an LLC’s anniversary of formation. A $50 filing fee is required.

Record Keeping

South Dakota requires every LLC to provide members and managers, or their agents and attorneys, access to records if proper purpose is warranted.

  • Documents must be held at the company’s principal office or a location stated within the operating agreement.

Tennessee

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing in the state of Tennessee, you must:

  • Establish a Registered Agent and Office: Both a registered agent and office must be maintained within the state of Tennessee. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you'll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Reports: You’ll need to file an annual report on the 4th month following the closure of the LLC’s fiscal year. There is a $50 member filing fee with a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $3,000. You can file using this form.
  • Franchise Tax: An annual franchise tax is due 4 1/2 after the end of the fiscal year. The amount due is dependent on the company’s net worth with a minimum fee of $100.

Record Keeping

The state of Tennessee requires an LLC to maintain:

  • A full list of current members, managers, directors and officers, where applicable, along with the person’s full name and last known business address. A tax identification number of each member must also be provided.
  • A current list, including full names and addresses, of each financial rights holder of an LLC along with the holder’s rights held and tax identification number.
  • A copy of the LLC’s articles and amendments executed.
  • A copy of any effective operating agreements.
  • Copies of the last three years federal, state and local income tax returns.
  • Copies of any financial information regarding the LLC’s financial condition for the three most recent fiscal years.
  • Records of proceedings of members and holders.
  • A copy of all written consents of members or holders.
  • Records of all proceedings, for the last three years, of managers or board of directors.
  • Statements of all contributions made to the company, the value of the contribution and the identity of the contributor.
  • A copy of all contribution agreements.
  • A copy of the most recently filed annual report.

Texas

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few reports and documents that you’ll need to file. Here’s what you should know:

  • Registered Agent: Texas requires you to have a registered agent and office within the state. Use our registered agent services to meet this requirement.
  • Operating Agreement: Sometimes called a "Company Agreement" under Texas law. While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.\
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Franchise Tax Report: A Franchise Tax and Public Information Report must be filed with the Comptroller of Public Accounts between January 1st and May 15th each year.

Record Keeping

An LLC in the state of Texas must maintain the following records:

  • A current list of:
    • The percentage or interest owned by each member of the LLC.
    • The names of the members of each specified group or class, if applicable.  
    • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the last six years.
    • A copy of the company’s certificate of formation and any amendments or restatements put forth.
    • A copy of the written company agreement, if applicable.
    • An executed copy of any powers of attorney.
    • A copy of any document that establishes classes or groups of members.
    • A written statement of:
      • Any cash contributions made or agreed to be made by members.
      • A description and statement of the agreed value of contributions made or agreed to be made by members.
      • The dates of any contributions that are to be made by members.
      • Any events that would lead to the dissolution of the company.
      • The date each member became a member.
      • Any event that would require a member to make further contributions.

Utah

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Registered Agent: You’ll need to establish a registered agent and office in Utah. Our registered agent services can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory under Utah law, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: You’ll need to file one on the anniversary date of organization each year. There’s a $15 fee for this, and you can file your report online.

Record Keeping

Record keeping is an important part of running a business. LLCs within the state of Utah are required to maintain the following records:

  • A current, alphabetized list of the full names and last known addresses of each member and manager.
  • A copy of the company’s stamped articles of organization along with all certificates of amendments put forth.
  • A copy of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the three most recent years.
  • A copy of the writing required of an organizer.
  • A copy of the operating agreement along with any amendments.
  • Copies of any financial statements for the three most recent years.
  • A copy of the minutes of each meeting of members and written consents obtained by members, if applicable.
  • Unless included in the articles of organization, you’ll need a written statement of:
    • The amount of cash contributed or agreed to be contributed by each member.
    • A description and statement of the agreed value of the other services or property contributed or agreed to be contributed by each member.

Vermont

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few things that you’ll need to do once you’ve organized in Vermont, including:

  • Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office in Vermont. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: Due 2 ½ months after the end of the fiscal year. A $35 is required for domestic LLCs and a $140 fee for foreign LLCs. Reports can be filed online.

Record Keeping

Both current and former members as well as their attorneys have the right to obtain the following records:

  • Information pertaining to the status of the business and its financial condition.
  • A copy of the federal, state and local income tax returns for the three most recent years.
  • A current list of the full names and last known addresses of each member and manager.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and all amendments thereto.
  • A copy of the operating agreement and all amendments.
  • Information pertaining to the cash and description and statement of the agreed value of services or property contributed by each member and any future contributions.
  • The date when each member became a member.
  • Other information pertaining to the company’s affairs, providing it’s just and reasonable.

Virginia

What to do after forming your LLC

Once you’ve organized an LLC under Virginia law, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Establish a Registered Agent: A registered agent and office must be located in the state. Use our registered agent services to comply.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report and Registration Fee: These are due by the last day of the anniversary month of organization. A $50 fee is required.

Record Keeping

The state of Virginia requires every LLC to keep the following records in their principal office:

  • A current list of the full names and last known addresses of each member in alphabetical order.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and all amendments thereto.
  • A copy of the operating agreement and all amendments.
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the last three years.
  • Copies of the company’s financial statements for the last three years.
  • Copies of any effective written operating agreement.
  • Unless specified in the operating agreement, you’ll need keep a written statement containing the following:
    • The amount of cash and a description and statement of the agreed property or services each member has contributed or has agreed to contribute.
    • The circumstances under which members will make future contributions.
    • A member’s right to receive, or the company’s right to make, distributions to a member, including a return of the full or part of the member’s contribution.
    • The circumstances under which the LLC would be dissolved.

Washington

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few reports and documents that you’ll need to file after organizing. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Initial Report: This needs to be filed within 120 days of formation.
  • Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office within the state of Washington. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.The state of Washington calls these "Limited Liability Company Agreements". 
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: Annual reports are due on the anniversary month of organization. A $71 fee is required. Reports can be filed through the Secretary of State’s website.

Record Keeping

Every LLC in Washington is required to keep the following records in their principal place of business:

  • A current list of the full names and last known addresses of each member and manager.
  • A copy of the certificate of formation and any amendments.
  • A copy of the company agreement and all amendments.
  • Unless specified in the certificate of formation, you’ll need keep a written statement containing the following:
    • The amount of cash and a description and statement of the agreed property or services each member has contributed or has agreed to contribute.
    • The circumstances under which members will make future contributions.
    • A member’s right to receive distributions to a member, including a return of the full or part of the member’s contribution.
    • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local tax returns and reports for the last three years.
    • Copies of any financial statements for the three most recent years.

West Virginia

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizing an LLC in West Virginia, you’ll need to do the following:

  • West Virginia Business Registration: You'll have to file your registration with the state.  The cost of the filing is $30.
  • Registered Agent: You’ll need to have a registered agent and office in the state. Our registered agent services can help you meet this requirement.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: These are due by June 30th each year. A $25 fee is required. You can file online.

Record Keeping

It’s a good idea to keep good records as a small business. In the state of West Virginia, you’ll need to meet the following record-keeping requirements:

  • Members and their agents and attorneys have a right to access the company’s records at its principal office or another reasonable location specified in the operating agreement. Members have the right to inspect and copy these records during business hours, and the company may charge a reasonable fee for material and labor to furnish these copies.

Wisconsin

What to do after forming your LLC

There are a few things that you’ll need to do after organizing in Wisconsin. Here’s what you should know:

  • Registered Agent: You must have a registered agent and office in Wisconsin. We can help.
  • Wisconsin Business Tax Registration: You’ll need to file form BTR-101. There’s a $20 for the initial registration.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: Due on the last day of the calendar quarter of the company’s anniversary date of formation. A $25 fee is required for domestic LLCs, and an $80 fee is required for foreign LLCs. Annual reports can be filed online.
  • Renew Business Tax Registration: You’ll need to renew your Business Tax Registration each year. The fee is $10. Use the BTR-101 to renew.

Record Keeping

The state of Wisconsin requires every LLC to keep the following records at their principal place of business:

  • An alphabetized list of the full names and last known addresses of any current and past member and manager. The list shall also include the date in which the person became a member or manager, and when they ceased to be a manager or member (if applicable).
  • Copies of the company’s federal, state and local income tax returns for the four most recent years.
  • A copy of the articles of organization and any amendments.
  • Copies of all operating agreements and any amendments.
  • Unless stated in the operating agreement, you’ll need to keep a record of:
    • The value of the contributions made by each member.
    • The times and circumstances under which a member will make additional contributions.
    • Any circumstances under which the LLC would be dissolved.
    • Any other writings that are required by the operating agreement.

Wyoming

What to do after forming your LLC

After organizung under the laws of Wyoming, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Registered Agent: You’ll need to have a registered agent and office in Wyoming. A Consent to Appointment by Registered Agent is also required. We can help.
  • Operating Agreement: While creating an LLC Operating Agreement is not mandatory, it's highly advisable. You can create an operating agreement on Rocket Lawyer within just a few minutes.
  • Hold a Meeting: An organizational meeting is not required by law, but it is easy to meet with your LLC's Members, have them approve the Operating Agreement, collect initial contributions, appoint the LLC's officers (if any), and address any other issues facing the LLC.

What you’ll need to do to maintain your LLC

  • Annual Report: Due on the first day of the anniversary month of formation. There’s a $50 fee, and you can file online.

Record Keeping

It’s important to keep good records as a small business. In the state of Wyoming, you’ll be required to:

  • Provide members with access to the company’s records during regular business hours, providing they give reasonable notice. Members may see records pertaining to the company’s financial condition, activities and any other circumstances as long as it’s within their rights and duties to do so.