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Forming a Limited Liability Company in Missouri is relatively easy. This article should give you resources to understand how the process works in Missouri, and to use the legal forms from the Missouri Secretary of State to form an LLC in Missouri.
Though not required, it is advised that you check your corporate name for availability before filing any applications. To do this you can conduct a name search at the Missouri Secretary of State Web site: https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/csearch.asp. If your name is available, you can fill out form BE-1 (11/2008) Application for Reservation of Name. The fee to reserve your name is $25 for a 60-day period.
Once your company name is established, you can begin filling out your Form LLC-1 (11/2008), Articles of Organizatiom. The filing fee is $50. Fees and form can be mailed to: State of Missouri, Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State, Corporations Division, P.O. Box 778 / 600 W. Main St., Rm. 322, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
The Missouri Secretary of State also offers Online Registration for LLC’s. Once you visit the Web site, simply click on the begin registration button and follow the step-by-step process for filing your LLC online. A credit card and valid e-mail address are required to successfully complete online filing.
Corporations are required to file an Annual Report. Annual reports can be filed online or via mail. To file online visit https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/annualreport/reportstart.asp and follow the easy steps to complete your report. To print your annual report for filing you must visit https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/csearch.asp and locate your company. From there, follow the prompts provided and a report can be printed out.
There are many companies that offer the service of filing these articles on your behalf, such as FileOnline or LegalZoom.