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 Louisiana LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Louisiana 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 Louisiana with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
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," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The words "State" and "Security" cannot be used in the name. Words such as "Bank," "Cooperative," "Guarantee," "Loan," "Mutual," "Savings," "Trust" and others require approval from the Office of Financial Institutions.
The following are Louisiana’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
Louisiana requires members/managers to have a physical address (no post office boxes).
Louisiana 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, but they do need to be listed in the initial report, which is due at the time of incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Louisiana is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Louisiana's requirements include:
LLCs must list (in the initial report) the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Louisiana. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the LLC formation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Louisiana requires the following:
Louisiana requires LLCs to file an initial report at the time of incorporation.
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 Louisiana LLCs.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Louisiana LLCs:
Louisiana requires LLCs to file an Annual Tax Statement, which is due on or before June 1. The fee for this report is $250.