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 an Ohio LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Ohio 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 Ohio with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Ohio has a 48-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 LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited," "Ltd.," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It must be distinguishable from the name of another domestic or foreign LLC authorized to do business in the state and from any trade name. It must not contain language implying it is connected with a government agency of the United States. Use of the words "Bank" or "Trust" requires approval from the Superintendent of Banks, and use of the word "Insurance" requires approval from the Department of Insurance.
The following are Ohio’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
Ohio does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
Ohio 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 Ohio is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Ohio's requirements include:
LLCs must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Ohio. 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 Ohio LLCs.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Ohio LLCs:
Ohio does not require LLCs to file an annual report.