How to Start an LLC in the District of Columbia

To start an LLC in the District of Columbia you must file Articles of Organization with the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), pay a $220 filing fee, and get an EIN from the IRS. The complete steps to forming a District of Columbia LLC are as follows:

  1. File District of Columbia Articles of Organization
  2. Pay the Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs $220
  3. Wait to receive your approved Articles
  4. Get a Federal EIN tax ID for the LLC
  5. Create a District of Columbia LLC Operating Agreement
  6. Take these documents to the bank and get a DC LLC bank account