Texas LLC Requirements

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 Texas LLCs.

Texas LLC taxes and fees

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

  • Annual report and franchise tax. Texas requires LLCs to file a Franchise Tax and Public Information Report with the Comptroller of Public Accounts. The report is due between January 1 and May 15. The fee is calculated based on taxable margin.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Texas LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Texas .
  • 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. Texas does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses in Texas

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 Texas information

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

State Guides

The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.

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