FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

When you form an LLC in Florida, you’re bound to have questions. This page is designed to help you find your answers, forms, or whatever information you need to organize and maintain your Florida LLC.

How do I form a Florida LLC?

LLCs in Florida are formed with the Department of State’s Division of Corporations. In order to create an LLC, you file a form known as the Articles of Organization.

In Florida, you can file your Articles of Organization online through the Department of State’s website. Once the filing is completed, the FL Division of Corporations’ system will provide you with your confirmation and payment receipt. If you file a paper form by mail, the Division of Corporations will mail you a copy of your articles. Individuals in Florida cannot file by fax.

We can form your LLC for you, but if you want to do it yourself, we’ve created an in-depth guide on how to form an LLC in Florida.

How much does it cost to form an LLC in Florida?

The total state filing fee is $125.

If you hire us to form your Florida LLC we charge $350 total. That includes our service fee, the states filing fee, and a year of registered agent service!

Are there any Florida LLC name requirements?

You can perform a Florida LLC name search for free online. Your LLC’s name must be unique and include the words “limited liability company”, or end with the abbreviation “LLC”, “L.L.C.”

Name reservations are not required in Florida.

Do I need a registered agent for my LLC in Florida?

Yes. On the Articles of Organization, you must designate an Florida registered agent.

How are Florida LLCs governed?

You form the LLC with the Department of State, but an LLC in Florida is governed internally by its operating agreement.

Where can I get an operating agreement for my LLC in Florida?

You can find every legal document you’ll need for your Florida LLC in our Free LLC forms section.

What other legal forms will I need for my LLC?

Links to forms you’ll most likely need to start your LLC in Florida are provided below:

Do I need an EIN for my LLC in Florida?

Yes. After you receive your Articles of Organization from the Department of State’s Division of Corporations, you’ll need to obtain an Employer Identification Number for your LLC, or what’s more commonly known as an EIN.

How do I open a bank account for my LLC in Florida?

Your LLC’s members may need to sign a resolution to open a bank account for your LLC. Likely, you will also need to open the account in person.

Do Florida LLCs have annual reporting requirements?

Florida LLCs are obliged to file an annual report with the Department of State. They cost $138.75 for domestic and foreign LLCs. The LLC annual reports are due May 1. Florida annual reports are completed on-line on the FL DOS website.

What taxes will my Florida LLC have to pay?

Florida LLCs are subject to Florida taxes. All revenue in your Florida LLC will be passed onto you personally, which means you’ll have to pay Florida’s personal tax rate (as well as applicable federal taxes) on all profit that passes to you through your LLC.

What if I want to do business in another state?

In order to qualify your Florida LLC in a US state or other territory, you’ll need to obtain a Florida Certificate of Status (in most states this is known as a Certificate of Good Standing) from the Department of State. Then you’ll need to file an Application for Authorization in your new state and attach the Certificate of Status to the application. The cost of authorization varies by state, but Florida Certificates of Status will cost $5. They will be available instantly after you complete your filing.

In some states, when you register a foreign LLC, you also need to include a Florida Certified Copy of your articles of organization.

What else should I know about forming a Florida LLC?