Forming an LLC in Florida
Florida LLCs are formed by filing Articles of Organization with the Florida Secretary of State. The company can be formed in one business day. However, if a certified copy or articles is required, it takes 5-7 business days to register and deliver all documents.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the Florida limited liability company must end with one of the following words or abbreviations:
- Limited Liability Company
- Ltd. Liability Company
- Ltd. Liability Co.
- Limited Liability Co.
An Operating Agreement helps protect your company’s limited liability status and prevents your company from being run by the default rules created by the state. Although Florida does not mandate all LLCs to have Operating Agreement, it is highly recommended that you have one.
Depending on the nature of your business, some additional filings could be necessary to complete the proper set up of your LLC. Click on the items below to learn about each:
- EIN (tax ID)
- Sales tax registration
- Payroll registration & business licensing