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Starting a North Carolina LLC

North Carolina makes things pretty easy once your North Carolina LLC is up and running. In fact, as far as ongoing compliance is concerned, you only need to worry about filing an annual report every year. Ready to start your North Carolina LLC? We’re happy to assist you:
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Before you start

You'll have to provide some basic information so we can help you form your LLC in north carolina. Here's what your state needs to know:
The name of your business
Your business address
Who's forming and managing your LLC
Your industry
A short statement of purpose

Running a North Carolina LLC

Your North Carolina LLC will be up and running after a few more steps. You can complete your LLC right here:
Step 1. Maintain a Registered Agent
Don’t have a Registered Agent? We can help. North Carolina requires LLCs to have a Registered Agent and office within the state.
Step 2. Apply for an EIN
Your North Carolina LLC needs an Employer Identification Number to file business tax returns and pay employees.
Step 3. Develop an Operating Agreement
North Carolina allows for both written or spoken LLC Operating Agreements. It’s up to you if you want to create one since the state makes it optional.
Step 4. Arrange an Organizational Meeting
You’ll need to unanimously approve all the details at an organizational meeting in order to completely incorporate your North Carolina LLC.
Step 5. Send in an Initial Report
It’s not mandatory for you to send in an Initial Report. But it’s simple. Just answer a few questions about your North Carolina LLC.