Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
Cost to form a Rhode Island LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Rhode Island state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Rhode Island LLC Incorporation Options
- BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
- State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Rhode Island with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name must not be deceptively similar to that of any domestic or foreign LLC authorized to do business in the state or to any reserved or registered name unless written consent is obtained from the holder of such name. It may not contain any word implying the LLC was formed for a purpose for which it is not organized.
The following are Rhode Island’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Rhode Island does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Rhode Island does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. If the LLC is managed by managers, the names and addresses of the managers are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Rhode Island is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Rhode Island's requirements include:
Rhode Island Registered Agent Service
- Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Rhode Island. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Rhode Island does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC); however, professionals can incorporate as an LLC.
Additional Rhode Island information
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