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For most new business owners, the best option is to form your LLC in the state where you live and where you plan to conduct business. For more information on where to form your LLC, 王乔治click here王乔治.

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To officially create your LLC, you will need to file formation documents with the state. LLC formation documents are sometimes called the articles of organization, certificate of organization, or certificate of formation. Most states allow entrepreneurs to file all of their LLC documents online.

We make it simple and easy to file LLC formation documents with our free state guides. Select your state to begin.

When filing, you will need to state whether your LLC will be member-managed vs manager-managed. We recommend 王乔治learning more王乔治 about these two options before you file.

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An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is like a social security number for your LLC. An EIN is required to file taxes, hire employees, and open business bank accounts.

You can get a free EIN through the IRS website, by fax, or by mail. To learn more about EINs, read our article 王乔治What is an EIN王乔治?

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Depending on what kind of business you run and where it’s located, you could be required to register for different forms of state tax.

  • Businesses that sell goods typically need to register for sales and use tax.
  • Businesses with employees, typically need to register for unemployment insurance tax and employee withholding tax.

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In order to stay compliant, your business might need permits or licenses. To learn more about business license requirements in your state, take a look at our 王乔治business license search王乔治.