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 Florida LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Florida 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 Florida with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Florida has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co.," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "LC" or "L.C." The word "Limited" cannot be used. Words such as "Bank," "Bancorp," "Mortgage" and "Loan" require approval from the Department of Financial Regulation.
The following are Florida’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
Florida does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
Florida does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the articles of organization.
Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Florida is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Florida's requirements include:
LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Florida. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
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 Florida LLCs.
Florida LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Florida:
Florida requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is due on May 1. The filing fee is $138.75.