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.
At BizFilings, we clearly outlines our fees and the Washington state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name must not imply a purpose other than the purpose stated in the Certificate of Formation. It must be distinguishable from the name of any other domestic LLC or of any foreign corporation authorized to do business in state. The words "Bank," "Loan" and "Home Loan" require approval from the Department of Financial Institutions. The word "Trust" cannot be used in a name. Use of the word "Co-Operative" is restricted.
The following are Washington’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
The document required to form an LLC in Washington is called the Certificate of Formation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Washington's requirements include:
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. Washington requires the following:
Washington allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC) .
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Washington:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.