How to form an LLC in Utah:
You form Utah LLCs by filing articles of organization with the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
What is required to file Utah LLC Articles of Organization?
To form a Utah LLC, you file Utah LLC articles of organization. The Utah articles of organization cost $70 to the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. These LLC articles can be basic or complicated. We custom draft your Utah LLC articles of organization when you hire Northwest to do your Utah LLC registration, but if you'd like to save some money, you could just hire us as your UT registered agent, and then we supply you all the correct forms to file and filing instructions in your online account immediately. The basic requirements are:
- The business name must have a limited liability company ending or variation of it.
- New Utah LLCs name must be different than already registered Utah companies.
- Duration of the Utah LLC is optional. If you do not list a duration, the default is 99 years.
- The purpose of the Utah limited liability company is general unless you state a specific one.
- The Utah registered agent and address. You can just list our Utah commercial registered agent number instead.
- If the LLCs organizer is not a member or manager, list their name, address, and signature.
Utah does not require original signatures on filings. After the filing is complete, Utah will send you a filing verification. If you want a copy of the filed document, do a business search on the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code website and print your filed documents from there.
What's the actual process to start a Utah LLC?
- Utah LLC registration is started when you file the articles of organization for a Utah LLC with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
- You obtain a federal tax ID number with the IRS after you have confirmation from Utah that the LLC is completely filed.
- You should be able to open a LLC banking account with these two items.
- You register your Utah LLC with the state tax and labor commissions if you're going to have employees or need to withhold sales tax.
- You obtain a trade license, if you actually need one. (Most businesses don't.)
- You obtain a local city or county general license, if you need one.
- You obtain a local trade license, if the city or county you're going to be working in requires it.
- If you're going to have an office or shop, you might need an approval from the city zoning for your type of business in that location.
Are you a do-it-yourselfer? You can save some money:
If you want to form a Utah limited liability company yourself, you can just hire us as your Utah registered agent, and you'll instantly have the Utah LLC forms to file and filing instructions on the quickest, cheapest, and most efficient way to file a Utah LLCs. You'll get the ongoing support of our online tools, compliance reminders and the support of a professional Utah LLC agent service.