How to Form an LLC in Texas


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Forming a Limited Liability Company in Texas is relatively easy.  This article should give you resources to understand how the process works in Texas, and to use the legal forms from the Texas Secretary of State to form an LLC in Texas.

Though not required, it is advised that you check your corporate name for availability before filing any applications. There are a variety of ways to check name availability through the Texas Secretary of State. Simply visit their Public Information section and determine which route you want to take.

Texas offers two ways to form an LLC. Online and via mail. To file via mail, you will need to fill outForm 205 (Revised 07/10) Certificate of Formation, Limited Liability Company. Detailed instructions on filling out the form are available on the first page of the packet. The filing fee for a for-profit corporation is $300. The completed forms and duplicate forms can be submitted to: Secretary of State, P.O. Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711-3697, or faxed to: (512) 463-5709. To file online, you can use the SOSDirect system, provided by the Secretary of State. You will need to set up a user account and make sure your system has all of the necessary requirements for the Web site to run smoothly.

There are many companies that offer the service of filing these articles on your behalf, such as FileOnline  or LegalZoom.