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    To东方在线av form an LLC in Kentucky东方在线av you will need to file the 东方在线avArticles of Organization东方在线av with the 东方在线avKentucky Secretary of State东方在线av, which costs $40. You can apply online, by mail, or in-person. The Articles of Organization is the legal document that officially creates your Kentucky Limited Liability Company.

    Follow the step-by-step guide below to start your Kentucky LLC today and get your business up and running.

    Steps to start an L L C in Kentucky

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    After registering a domain name, consider setting up a professional email account (@yourcompany.com). Google's G Suite offers a business email service that comes with other useful tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, and more. Try it for free

    Not sure what to name your business? Check out our LLC Name Generator. Then, create a logo with our Free Logo Generator.

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    东方在线avWhat is an LLC?东方在线av

    LLC is short for Limited Liability Company. It is a simple business structure that offers more flexibility than a traditional corporation while providing many of the same benefits. For more information, read our What is an LLC guide.

    Watch our video: What is an LLC?

    东方在线avDo I need to get a DBA or Assumed Name for my business?东方在线av

    Most LLCs do not need a DBA. The name of the LLC can serve as your company’s brand name and you can accept checks and other payments under that name as well. However, you may wish to register a DBA if you would like to conduct business under another name.

    To learn more about DBAs in your state, read our How to File a DBA guide.

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    东方在线avCan I be my own Registered Agent?东方在线av

    Yes. You or anyone else in your company can serve as the registered agent for your LLC.

    Read more about being your own registered agent.

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    Using a professional registered agent service is an affordable way to manage government filings for your LLC. For most businesses, the advantages of using a professional service significantly outweigh the annual costs.

    For more information, read our article on Kentucky registered agents.

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    东方在线avWhat is the processing time to form my Kentucky LCC?东方在线av

    Immediately online, 3 to 5 days by mail.

    东方在线avWhat is the difference between a domestic Kentucky LLC and foreign LLC?东方在线av

    An LLC is referred to as a "domestic LLC" when it conducts business in the state where it was formed. Normally when we refer to an LLC we are actually referring to a domestic LLC. A foreign LLC must be formed when an existing LLC wishes to expand its business to another state.

    Read our What Is a Foreign LLC article to learn more.

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    东方在线avDo I need to file my operating agreement with the state of Kentucky?东方在线av

    No. The operating agreement is an internal document that you should keep on file for future reference. However, many states do legally require LLCs to have an operating agreement in place.

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    东方在线avHow do I get an EIN if I don’t have a Social Security number?东方在线av

    An SSN is 东方在线avnot东方在线av required to get an EIN. You can simply fill out IRS Form SS-4 and leave section 7b blank. Then call the IRS at (267) 941-1099 to complete your application. 东方在线avLearn more about applying as an international applicant.

    东方在线avWhat tax structure should I choose for my LLC?东方在线av

    When you get an EIN, you will be informed of the different tax classification options that are available. Most LLCs elect the default tax status.

    However, some LLCs can reduce their federal tax obligation by choosing the S corporation (S corp) status. To learn more, read our LLC vs S Corp guide.

    东方在线avDo I need an EIN for my LLC?东方在线av

    All LLCs with employees, or any LLC with more than one member, must have an EIN. This is 东方在线avrequired东方在线av by the IRS.

    Learn why we recommend 东方在线avalways东方在线av getting an EIN and how to get one for free in our Do I Need an EIN for an LLC guide.

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    Business insurance helps you manage risks and focus on growing your business. The most common types of business insurance are:

    • General Liability Insurance: A broad insurance policy that protects your business from lawsuits. Most small businesses get general liability insurance.
    • Professional Liability Insurance: A business insurance for professional service providers (consultants, accountants, etc.) that covers claims of malpractice and other business errors.
    • Workers' Compensation Insurance: A type of insurance that provides coverage for employees’ job-related illnesses, injuries, or deaths. In Kentucky, businesses with five or more employees are required by law to have workers' compensation insurance. Note that officers and LLC members are counted as employees.

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    To operate your LLC you must comply with federal, state, and local government regulations. For example, restaurants likely need health permits, building permits, signage permits, etc.

    The details of business licenses and permits vary from state to state. Make sure you read carefully. Don't be surprised if there are short classes required as well.

    Fees for business licenses and permits will vary depending on what sort of license you are seeking to obtain.

    东方在线avFind out how to obtain necessary licenses and permits for your business or have a professional service do it for you:东方在线av

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    If you are selling a physical product, you’ll typically need to register for a seller's permit through the Kentucky Department of Revenue website.

    This certificate allows a business to collect sales tax on taxable sales.

    Sales tax, also called "Sales and Use Tax," is a tax levied by states, counties, and municipalities on business transactions involving the exchange of certain taxable goods or services.

    Read our sales tax guide to find out more.

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    If your business falls within a specific industry, additional state taxes may apply. Most of these additional taxes apply to Hospitality or Service Industry businesses.

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    Kentucky requires LLCs to file an annual report with the Secretary of State. This can be done online.

    File Your Annual Report

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    File Online

    东方在线avFee: 东方在线av$15

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    LLCs may face fines and even automatic dissolution when they miss one or more state filings. When this happens, LLC owners risk the loss of limited liability protection. A quality registered agent service can help prevent this outcome by notifying you of upcoming filing deadlines and by submitting reports on your behalf.

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    After starting a business, two of the most important things you can do are get professional accounting and hire the right employees. Streamlining these processes can save you time and money as your business grows.

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    东方在线avWhat is the minimum wage in Kentucky?东方在线av

    The minimum wage in Kentucky is $7.25 per hour.

    东方在线avHow often do I need to pay employees?东方在线av

    Kentucky requires wages to be paid at least twice per month.

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    TRUiC has created video guides to support and reinforce our on-page guides. These videos help to visualize the ideas and lessons that you need to know to create and run a successful business.

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    Check out our growing library of small business videos on the TRUiC YouTube channel.

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    Forming a foreign LLC allows your company to operate as one entity in multiple states. If you have an existing LLC and want to do business in Kentucky, you will need to register as a foreign LLC. This can be done by mail.

    Register as a Foreign LLC in Kentucky

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    东方在线avFee:东方在线av $90, payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer (Nonrefundable)

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    东方在线avAlison Lundergan Grimes
    Secretary of State
    P.O. Box 718
    Frankfort, KY 40602

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    If at any point in the future you no longer wish to conduct business with your LLC, it is important to officially dissolve it. Failure to do so in a timely fashion can result in tax liabilities and penalties, or even legal trouble. To dissolve your LLC, there are two broad steps:

    • Close your business tax accounts
    • File the Articles of Dissolution

    When you are ready to dissolve your LLC, follow the steps in our Kentucky LLC Dissolution Guide.

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    LLC: An LLC is a US business structure that offers the personal liability protection of a corporation with the pass-through taxation of a sole proprietorship or partnership.

    DBA: A DBA, or doing business as name, is any name a business operates under that isn't its legal name.

    Partnership: A partnership is an informal business structure owned by more than one individual that doesn't provide personal liability protection.

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