Forming an LLC in Georgia
Georgia LLCs are formed by filing Articles of Organization with the Georgia Secretary of State. The entire filing process can take on average 15-21 business days. However, the state offers expedited filing of 3-5 business days for an extra fee.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the Georgia limited liability company must end with one of the following words or abbreviations:
- Limited Liability Company
- Ltd. Co.
- Ltd. Company
- Limited Co.
- Ltd. Liability Co.
- Ltd. Liability Company
- Limited Liability Co.
An Operating Agreement will help protect your company’s limited liability status and prevent your company from being run by the default rules of the state. Although Georgia does not mandate that all LLCs must have an Operating Agreement, it is strongly 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.
- EIN (tax ID) – available as an option for non-US residents
- Sales tax registration
- Payroll registration & business licensing