When forming an LLC business structure, you first need to file the Articles of Organization with the Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Limited Liability Company, L.L.C., 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.
- Business purpose statement. Enter a general statement of purpose of what the LLC’s business activities will be.
- The duration of your LLC. Most will select perpetual, however, if there is a predetermined date the LLC will close, enter the date here. This is more common for investment-related entities.
Be sure to complete and submit the Affidavit of Acknowledgement and Acceptance signed in front of a Notary Public.
The filing fee for the Articles of Organization is $100.
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 Louisiana LLC Articles of Organization from the Secretary of State.