Kansas 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 Kansas LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Kansas 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 incorporate in Kansas 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. Kansas 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 Kansas LLC

LLC Name

The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "Limited Company," "LC" or "L.C." It must be distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from names of other corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

Member/Manager information

The following are the Kansas requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Kansas does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Kansas 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 Kansas is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. The Kansas requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Kansas. 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

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

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 Kansas LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Kansas LLCs:

  • Annual report and franchise tax. Kansas requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is due on the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of its fiscal year (April 15 for calendar-year companies). The fee is $55. Kansas also has a franchise tax for LLCs with taxable equity, net capital accounts, income as reported on a federal partnership return or corpus amounting to more than $1 million. The franchise tax is calculated at $0.3125 per $1000 and is due the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of the tax year.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Kansas LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Kansas .
  • 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. Kansas 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 Kansas information

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

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