Starting a company, or changing the entity of a company takes a lot of paperwork. If you are starting an LLC, there are many LLC forms that will need to be completed and submitted in a timely manner. Here is your quick guide to your LLC paperwork:

Naming and Planning: You’ll need to come up with an original name for your LLC as well as a business plan that will be presented before your company is allowed to register. If you are converting your company from anther business entity, you may get to keep your business name with a few small changes.

Business Specific Forms: Depending on the nature of your company, you may need to submit professional or local paperwork. If you are a doctor starting a practice, for instance, you may need to register for insurance and submit proof of state or national licensure. If you already have a practice or business and are converting to an LLC, you may not need to resubmit some of these forms depending on the rules that govern your business niche.

State Paperwork: Some states like California will require you to apply for additional paperwork for your LLC. In such cases, you’ll need to present your LLC’s business structure and apply to pay state taxes. Most states will also require you to choose an individual, formally referred to as a registered agent, who will receive communications from the state government. Communications to the registered agent can include notices, information about any legal change relevant to your company, and compliance reports.

Federal Paperwork: You will need to apply for a new EIN number for your LLC. The easiest way to obtain your new EIN is through a trusted website like Before you sit down to complete the online form, gather your company’s paperwork including any state paperwork and legal documents.

Filling out paperwork for your LLC can be tedious, but it does not have to be difficult. By organizing yourself and working with reliable sources you can ensure that your new LLC will be off to a good start.

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