How to Form an LLC in North Carolina – NC Corporations Division

The North Carolina Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization, North Carolina Application for Certificate of Authority for Limited Liability Company, and North Carolina Articles of Organization Including Articles of Conversion of a Charitable or Religious Corporation were designed to provide entities wishing to organize as a Limited Liability Company in New Mexico with a method to provide the basic information required in a majority of cases. Such paperwork will need to be packaged with the appropriate documentation and submitted to the North Carolina Secretary of State with the appropriate Filing Fee ($125.00 for Domestic Limited Liability Companies and $250.00 for Foreign Limited Liability Companies.


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How To Form A Foreign Limited Liability Company in North Carolina – Application for Certificate of Authority for Limited Liability Company

How To Form A Foreign Limited Liability Company in North Carolina – Application for Certificate of Authority for Limited Liability Company

The North Carolina Application for Certificate of Authority for Limited Liability Company is a filing expected by the North Carolina Secretary of State when a foreign Limited Liability Company wishes to do business in this state. All foreign Limited Liability Companies will need to obtain a North Carolina Certificate of Authority to do business as such […]

How to Form a Limited Liability Company in North Carolina – Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization

How to Form a Limited Liability Company in North Carolina – Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization

The North Carolina Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization must be filled out and filed with the North Carolina Secretary of State for approval. Limited Liability Companies in this state may only do so under the auspices of the North Carolina Secretary of State. This will require a $125.00 Filing Fee. You may pay this […]

How to Form

Step 1 – Every Limited Liability Company must have a unique Name in the State of North Carolina. Additionally, it must also have the appropriate suffix designation (as per N.C.G.S. § 55D-20). That is, one of these terms must be included in the Name: Limited Liability Company, LLC, L.L.C., Ltd. Liability Co., Limited Liability Co., or Ltd. Liability Company). It would be wise to search the North Carolina Secretary of State records to see if the Name you have chosen is taken. This may be done with the search tool on this page: http://www.sosnc.gov/search/index/corp. If you wish to reserve the Name you wish to give the forming Limited Liability Company then you must reserve it by submitting the North Carolina Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name (Filing Fee: $30.00).

Step 2 – Next, several requirements across a few governing agencies will need to be fulfilled. This is especially true of Professional Limited Liability Companies. Each type of Limited Liability Company will need to fulfill requirements geared to the type of business being run. All, however, will need to obtain a North Carolina Registered Agent. This entity will receive Service of Process on behalf of the North Carolina Limited Liability Company that has obtained it to do so. The registering Limited Liability Company will need to obtain such an entity before submitting its respective North Carolina Articles of Organization. Note: If you are not familiar with this process, it is strongly advised to consult an attorney.

Step 3 – When you have successfully organized the necessary document, you may file your North Carolina Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization, North Carolina Application for Certificate of Authority for Limited Liability Company, and North Carolina Articles of Organization Including Articles of Conversion of a Charitable or Religous Corporation with the North Carolina Secretary of State. The Filing Fee for the North Carolina Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization and North Carolina Articles of Organization Including Articles of Conversion of a Charitable or Religous Corporation is $125.00 while the Filin Fee for the North Carolina Application for Certificate of Authority for Limited Liability Company is $250.00. You may expedite the filing process to within 24 hours of receipt for an Expediting Fee of $100.00 or the same day for $20.00 (paperwork must be submitted before noon). All Fees are payable with a check or money order payable to “Secretary of State.” You may send the completed by PDF by mail or through the North Carolina Secretary of State website.

Mail To:

Coporations Division
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

After Formation

Structure: There is no statute that will require a North Carolina Limited Liability Company to have Organizational Meetings but such actions should be considered standard. Organizational Meetings are where the operations of the Limited Liability Company will be discussed and determined. This will also be where Operational Agreements are set forth along with definitions to powers, privileges, etc. It is strongly recommended to conduct regular Organizational Meetings.

EIN: The Entity Identification Number may be required depending on the nature and some specifics of the Limited Liability Company. This Identification Number may only be issued by the Internal Revenue Service for its own purposes however, it will be up to the qualifying Limited Liability Company to apply and obtain one if required. Contact the Internal Revenue Service directly for more information.

Maintenance: All North Carolina Limited Liability Companies must submit a North Carolina Annual Report. This must be filed by April 15 each year. You may submit this online or by mail with a Filing Fee of $200.00 ($202.00 if online). Note: The North Carolina Secretary of State no longer provides blank Annual Report Forms, you must use your account or the search tool (to locate your company) to download a partially pre-printed form download the form. You may also file online here: https://www.sosnc.gov/corporations/arentry.aspx.

Contact

Address

Secretary of State
Corporations Division
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2903
PH: 919.807.2225
FX: 919.8072039

Mailing Address

Secretary of State
Corporations Division
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622

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