Forming an LLC in Ohio
Ohio LLCs are formed in approximately 7-10 business days. However, this timescale can be shortened as the state offers expedited filing of two to three business days for an additional fee.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the Ohio limited liability company must end with one of the following words/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 Ohio does not mandate all LLCs to have an Operating Agreement, it is highly 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