How to Start an LLC in Illinois

To start an LLC in Illinois you must file Articles of Organization with the Department of Business Services Limited Liability Division, pay a $150 filing fee, and get an EIN from the IRS. The complete steps to forming an Illinois LLC are as follows:

  1. File Illinois LLC Articles of Organization
  2. Pay the Limited Liability Division $150
  3. Wait to receive the approved copy of your Articles
  4. Get a Federal EIN tax ID for the LLC
  5. Create an Illinois LLC Operating Agreement
  6. Take these documents to the bank and get an Illinois LLC bank account
  7. Register with the Illinois Department of Revenue