When forming an LLC business structure, you first need to file the Articles of Organization with the New York Department 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 New York 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 Department of State to be sure the LLC name is available.
- County 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.
- Mailing address. Address where paperwork for service of process can be sent.
The filing fee for the Articles of Organization is $200.
Mail the completed form to:
New York Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12231-0001
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 New York LLC Articles of Organization from the New York Division of Corporations.