Forming an LLC in North Dakota
North Dakota LLCs are formed by filing Articles of Organization with the North Dakota Secretary of State. The entire filing process takes approximately five business weeks.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the North Dakota limited liability company must end with one of the following words or abbreviations:
- Limited Liability Company
A formal Operating Agreement will help to protect your company’s limited liability status and prevent your company from being run by the default rules created by the state. Whilst North Dakota does not mandate that all LLCs have an Operating Agreement, it is strongly recommended that you have one.
Depending on the nature of your business, some additional filings may be necessary to complete the proper set-up of your LLC:
- EIN (tax ID) – available as an optional extra for non-US residents.
- Sales tax registration
- Payroll registration & business licensing