When forming an LLC business structure, you first need to file the Articles of Organization with the Kansas Secretary of State. This is a legal document that officially launches your new LLC into existence. After filing, the business can obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN), state tax number, open a bank account, and register for business licenses.
Some of the required information needed to complete the Articles of Organization in Kansas includes:
- Your new company’s name. When filling out this information be sure to include the entity designator at the end of the business name. The allowed designator can be e “Limited Company,” “Limited Liability Company,” or the abbreviation “L.C.,” “L.L.C.,” “LC” or “LLC.”
If you haven’t verified already, be sure to do a name search with the Secretary of State to be sure the LLC name is available.
- Name and address of your company’s registered agent. A registered agent is a party authorized to receive and accept service of process on behalf of your LLC. You may act as your registered agent or you may authorize an individual outside of the LLC or another company authorized by your state to act as a registered agent. The registered agent must use a physical street address in Kansas.
- Address of the principal place of business. This may be, but is not required to be, the actual place of the business to the physical street address, or the main location where the business records are kept. A physical address must be used as P.O. Boxes are not acceptable.
- Tax Closing Month. This is indicating which month the LLC will use for its ending tax month. Most LLCs will use December.
The filing fee for the Articles of Organization is $165.
Send completed form and payment to:
Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
In addition to the Articles of Organization, many LLCs will want to draft an operating agreement is an internal document outlining the governing structure and operating guidelines of the entity along with the responsibilities of the members.
Download the Kansas LLC Articles of Organization from the Secretary of State (Form DL 51-09).