Missouri 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 Missouri LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Missouri 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 Missouri 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.

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LLC Name

The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It may not contain any word or phrase indicating or implying the LLC is a governmental agency or that it is organized for any purpose other than the purpose for which LLCs may be organized under the laws of Missouri. It must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign-qualified LLC, or from any corporation, limited partnership or reserved name filed with the state.

Member/Manager information

The following are Missouri’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Missouri does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Members/managers must be at least 18 years old.
  • 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 Missour is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Missouri'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 Missouri. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Missouri Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

Missouri does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC); however, professionals may incorporate as an LLC.

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 Missouri LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

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

  • Annual report. Missouri does not require LLCs to file an annual report.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Missouri LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Missouri .
  • 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. Missouri requires 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 Missouri information

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

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