Start an LLC

Start, manage, and grow your LLC — all in one place.

With FlutuxBusiness, thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world can effortlessly and securely incorporate a US-based LLC from any location. We handle the complicated procedures, allowing you to concentrate on your area of expertise.

3 Ways to Start Your LLC

Want to start your LLC quickly and easily? Choose us and receive all the essential services, including registered agent services, Privacy by Default® protection, complimentary mail forwarding, and expert guidance from local specialists.

If you prefer a self-guided approach, our state pages and free LLC forms provide all the information you need. Alternatively, you can create a free account with us and we’ll guide you every step of the way.

How to Start an LLC

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You”ll list your registered agent and office in your incorporation paperwork. Your registered agent must be regularly available to accept your corporation’s state and legal mail at a physical location in the state (a registered office). This means that if you opt to be your own registered agent, your name and home or office address will become part of your corporation’s permanent public record. Hiring a registered agent service can help you keep your personal information more private.

Find everything you need to know about Registered Agent Service for your corporation.

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Before you can form an LLC, you’ll need to find the perfect business name—and make sure it’s not already taken. Fortunately, every state has an online database where you can search for available names. When choosing a name, you’ll also need to avoid restricted words or phrases and include a business entity identifier, such as “L.L.C.,” “LLC,” or “Limited Liability Company.”

Check your name’s availability with a Free Business Name Search.

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Now that you’ve made the big decisions, it’s time to file the LLC state form, typically called “Articles of Organization.” In most states, LLC formation documents are processed by the Secretary of State. Requirements vary, but at minimum, you’ll generally need to include your LLC’s name, your registered agent, and a signature.

We offer a free template for your LLC Articles of Organization.

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After starting an LLC, you’ll likely need a federal tax ID from the IRS. This Federal Employer Identification Number (known as a FEIN or EIN) is much like a social security number for your LLC. Every LLC that will pay taxes or hire employees needs an EIN. Apply for an EIN with the IRS by filing Form SS-4. Applying online on the IRS website typically takes just a few minutes.

Everything you need to know about getting an EIN

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Your operating agreement is the governing document of your LLC. How the LLC distributes its profits and losses, who owns what percentage of the company, how management structure is defined, everything—it’s all in the operating agreement. Your operating agreement is an internal document, so you don’t need to file it with any state agency. However, it’s not something you want to be operating an LLC without.

We have free templates for your LLC Operating Agreement.

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To maintain your new LLC’s limited liability, you’ll need to keep your personal assets separate from business assets—so you’ll want to open a business bank account. Opening an account typically requires a few key business documents: your Articles of Organization, operating agreement and EIN. Depending on the bank—and how clearly powers are defined in your articles and agreement—you may also need an LLC resolution to open a bank account.

Make sure you have everything you need. We offer a free LLC resolution to open an LLC Bank Account.

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Your business bank account doesn’t do much good empty—your new LLC needs to be funded with capital contributions. Let’s say your business needs $10,000 to start. Each member would pony up a portion of that $10K from their personal money or assets to put into the new business account. In exchange, members receive a proportionate percentage of membership interest. You can change the percentages at any time if people want to contribute more later on.

Need to document all this money changing hands? We offer free LLC Forms, including capital contribution agreements and membership certificates.

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After you form an LLC, your state may require you to update or confirm your company information with a business renewal or report, such as an annual or biennial report. Occasionally, these renewals or reports are combined with other state requirements. For instance, Arkansas pairs its annual report with an annual franchise tax. Some states, like Washington and Nevada also require LLCs to file an initial report. This is a report due upon or shortly after starting your business. And of course, states have their own LLC tax requirements, from informational filings to franchise taxes.

Learn about Business Renewals & Reports.

Why Have a Registered Agent Form Your LLC?

Professionals hire registered agent services like Flutux Business to form their LLCs — but why?


Pros want their LLCs formed fast and they don’t want to pay extra for speed and competence. As a registered agent, we have offices in every state. It’s our job to know the fastest filing methods in every state. We’re on a first name basis with the people who work in every state’s Corporation Division. When you hire us to form your LLC, you inherently leverage our operational logistics for fast, professional service.


As your registered agent, our registered office is listed on your LLC’s formation documents. We never sell your data. We don’t list your personal information on filings if we don’t have to. It’s all part of our commitment to Privacy by Default® and achieving a level of privacy you can’t get when you file yourself or hire a standard filing service.

Free Mail Forwarding & Business Address

As part of our standard service, we include limited digital mail forwarding in every state. Plus, you can list our address as your business address. Combining business address and mail forwarding ensures an increased level of security and service unmatched in the LLC formation industry.

Local Expertise

Knowing the in’s and out’s of every state doesn’t just help us provide faster, better service—it also helps you. We’re invested in a national team of Corporate Guides®, more than 200 local business experts you can call or email to answer questions about your LLC.

How Our Service Works

There are do-it-yourselfers, and there are people who need (or just want) a helping hand. We have helpful options for starting your LLC no matter who you are:

Hiring us to form your LLC is fast and easy. Here’s how it works:

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Choose Hire Us below, answer a few basic questions about your business, and submit your payment.

Get Approved

We’ll prepare your Articles of Organization and send them to the appropriate state agency for approval. In the meantime, you’ll have immediate access to your online account, where you can find useful state forms, pre-populated with your business information.

It’s Official

Once the state approves your filing, we notify you that your LLC has been legally formed. You can now take any necessary next steps, like getting an EIN and opening a bank account.

Frequently Asked Questions

An LLC is a business structure much like a corporation—but with more flexibility regarding management and taxes. Like a corporation, an LLC is formed at the state level and has limited liability. This means that the debts and assets of the business belong to the LLC, not you. So if the business is sued, damages are usually limited to the LLC’s assets (not your house or car).

When it comes to taxes, LLCs are typically taxed like partnerships or sole proprietorships (but can elect to be taxed like a C or S corporation). LLCs can also self-manage, much like a partnership (but can choose to appoint managers to operate more like a corporation).

No, you don’t! We work with entrepreneurs from around the world to get their businesses incorporated. Don’t take our word for it, though; check out our Wall of Love to hear what people globally have to say about FlutuxBusiness

The major differences between an LLC and a corporation boil down to ownership, management and taxes. LLCs are owned by members. Members can manage directly or appoint managers, giving LLCs the flexibility of operating like partnerships or corporations. Corporations (except for non-stock corporations like nonprofits) are owned by shareholders. Shareholders elect a board of directors to make business decisions. The board of directors appoints officers to execute those decisions.

When it comes to taxes, LLCs are taxed as partnerships unless they choose to be taxed as S-corps or C-corps. Corporations are taxed as C-corps unless they choose to be taxed as S-corps. Corporations can’t be taxed as partnerships, meaning LLCs have greater tax flexibility.

Learn more about these differences on our LLC vs Corporation page.

Typically around $100. Each state sets its own fees to file LLC articles of organization, This tends to be flat filing fee, ranging from $40 (Kentucky) to $500 (Massachusetts). Tennessee, however, bases their LLC formation fee on how many members your business has, so their fee can be anywhere from $300 to $3,000.

At FlutuxBusiness, we can form your LLC for just $350 plus state fees, a total that includes one year of registered agent service.


We don’t need any documents to get started. We just need a few pieces of info from you: your company name, your personal address, phone number and email. Later in the process, you’ll need a passport to set up your bank account.


An Employer Identification Number is the tax identification number for your organization and a requirement of many banks or institutions (such as the IRS) to carry out business in the US. Once your EIN is acquired, you can apply for business bank accounts and payment gateways. Learn more about the full process.


Yes and no. For an LLC with default tax classification, the company itself doesn’t pay federal taxes. Instead, profits are distributed to owners (members) who then report those earnings on their personal filings. This is known as pass-through taxation.

However, LLCs might be required to pay various state taxes, such as franchise taxes. LLCs can also elect to be taxed as corporations—in which case, the LLC itself may owe taxes.

For a deep dive into LLC taxes, see our LLC Taxes page.