Forming an LLC in Rhode Island
Rhode Island LLCs are formed by filing Articles of Organization with the Rhode Island Secretary of State, usually in five to seven business days.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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