Colorado LLC Requirements

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 Colorado LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Colorado state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:

  • 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 form an LLC in Colorado with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • 24-hour turn-around. Colorado has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.

Form a Colorado LLC

LLC name

The name of a LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "LLC." The word "Limited" my be abbreviated as "Ltd." and "Company" may be abbreviated as "Co."

Member/Manager information

The following are Colorado’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Colorado does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Colorado does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Colorado is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Colorado''s requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Colorado. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
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Professional services businesses.

Colorado allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC) .

Additional Colorado information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Colorado:

After forming a limited liability company (LLC) , you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Colorado LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Colorado:

  • Annual report. Colorado requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is called a Periodic Report. The due date is determined by the company’s incorporation date. Cost is $100, or $10 if filed online.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Colorado LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Colorado .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Colorado does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional Colorado information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Colorado:

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