Florida LLC

1-Day Florida LLC Processing: $195 Total

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At Sunshine Corporate Filings® , we offer the fastest and cheapest Florida LLC formation in the industry. We handle every step of the limited liability company formation process with the Florida Division of Corporations. We believe that our Sunshine LLC Package is the service to beat.

Articles of Organization Filing With Division of Corporations

1-Day Processing & Annual LLC Renewal Reminders

FREE Customized Operating Agreement

FREE Personalized LLC Membership Certificates

FREE Mail Scanning Service with 5 Free Mail Scans

FREE Electronic Delivery of Your Documents

FREE Online
 Expedited Filing Service

1-Year Florida Registered Agent Service

Option to Add on Call Forwarding Service for $10/month

Why We Charge Less

Clients call every day and ask how it is that we can charge so much less than the competition. Sounds too good to be true, they say. Well, here’s the ugly truth: most incorporation services charge you for services that cost them next to nothing or ask you to pay extra for services they are already legally required to provide. In other words, you get scammed.

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Transparent Pricing: Here’s Where Your Money Goes

Many Florida incorporation services hide what they charge instead of showing you exactly where your money goes. We believe in transparency.

Services Fee
Florida State Filing Fee $125
Our Incorporation Service Fee $35
One Year Registered Agent Service $35
Total $195

Expedited Service

Many services tell you that the standard filing time in Florida is two weeks or more, but that they will expedite your filing for anywhere from $50 to $75. This will get your LLC filed in around 11 business days.

What They Don’t Tell You:

EVERY online LLC filing in Florida is processed in around 11 business days at NO EXTRA CHARGE. That expedite fee you’re paying is pure profit.

How We’re Different:

We file your Florida Articles of Organization online automatically, and we don’t charge you extra for it.

Custom Business Documents

Most incorporation companies offer customized documents for your Florida LLC. They charge anywhere from $25 to $75 per document for Operating Agreements, membership certificates, etc.

What They Don’t Tell You:

These documents are issued as standard templates and printed on cheap paper. They cost next to nothing to produce.

How We’re Different:

We provide custom documents for your LLC for FREE.

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Incorporation services always strongly recommend you get an EIN, and they charge you anywhere from $70 to $100 or more to get one.

What They Don’t Tell You:

You can get an EIN from the IRS for FREE. The online application is quick and easy to use.

How We’re Different:

We tell you upfront that you can get an EIN for free. If you want us to get one for you, we charge you only for our time: $50.

How Our Florida LLC Formation Works

  • You Order Our Sunshine Florida LLC Package
  • Within 24-Hours Our Expert Filers Prepare and File Your FL Articles of Organization
  • Within around 11 Business Days We Send Confirmation to You That Your Florida LLC Has Been Formed By the Division of Corporations
  • We Send Your Customized LLC Documents to You
  • We Provide Florida Registered Agent Service for One Year & Send You a Renewal For Next Year

Florida LLC Guide

At Sunshine Corporate Filings, LLC® , we want your business to be a success. Our business model depends upon your company staying in business and continuing as our client for years to come. With that in mind, we understand that some customers will be better served by forming their Florida LLC entirely on their own.

We salute the DIY entrepreneurial spirit, and below we provide our Florida LLC Guide to help you understand exactly how to start a Florida LLC on your own.

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Florida LLC Advantages

1. Cheap Annual Maintenance

Every Florida LLC must file an LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is a low $138.75, and you can incorporate online. This is the only annual maintenance fee. There are no franchise taxes, no entity-level taxes, no payroll taxes, no state income taxes. Many states tack on one tax after another until businesses are burdened under the weight of so many taxes. Not Florida.

2. Business Privacy

It is possible to incorporate a completely private Florida LLC, something that is difficult or impossible to accomplish in most states. The method we offer, The Florida Double LLC, will keep your private information, name and address, out of the public record. This will protect you from unwanted attention from unscrupulous telemarketers, unethical advertisers, and the frivolous lawsuits of unprofessional lawyers. Business privacy in Florida is taken very seriously.

3. Fewer Formalities

A Florida LLC is far easier and more streamlined to manage than a Florida corporation. Limited liability companies are not required to have a Board of Directors or corporate officers, do not have to hold annual shareholder meetings, and have fewer reporting requirements. This is the perfect structure for small, family-run businesses that want to be able to streamline management and make business decisions quickly. You can even form a single-member Florida LLC and run the entire operation on your own.

4. Business-Friendly Tax Structure

It’s not only low annual maintenance fees, but the state also benefits from low taxes all around. There are no capital gains taxes or death taxes in Florida, as well as no personal income taxes. Property taxes are incredibly low (3.37%), and business property can be taxed even lower, or not at all.

Can I Form an LLC If I Live Outside Florida?

$195 Total

Yes. Of course you can! You are not required to live within the state. The only in-state requirement you will need to fulfill is appointing a Florida registered agent, who must have an actual physical office here in Florida. As an out-of-state owner, you will receive all of the same benefits that local owners get.

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Consider that in Florida there are

  • No Florida LLC taxes
  • No personal income taxes
  • No franchise taxes
  • No death taxes
  • No capital gains taxes

How to Form a Florida LLC

Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes lays out all of the regulations and requirements for forming and operating a limited liability company.

Name Your Company Before You File

You should select a name for your business before you file your formation documents with the Florida Division of Corporations. You cannot register a name if it is already in use by another company, and if you submit your filing with a name that does not adhere to the Florida Statutes Chapter 605 your filing will be rejected. Do a business name search with the Florida Division of Corporations (sunbiz.org) to check for currently available names.

File Articles of Organization

You form a Florida LLC by filing Florida Articles of Organization with the Florida Division of Corporations and paying the $125 fee. The fee covers the $100 filing fee and a $25 fee for appointing a Florida registered agent. Articles of Organization can be filed by mail or online. Online filings (at sunbiz.org) are processed more quickly, usually within 11 business days. Mailed filings may take much longer.

Order Florida Registered Agent Service for only $35 and we can get started forming your limited liability company for you today.

Apply for an Employer Identification Number

If you will have employees, you must apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service. Your EIN is necessary for federal withholding taxes for your employees. A limited liability company that does not have employees will not likely need an EIN, although there are exceptions such as if your business sells tobacco or firearms.

Write an Operating Agreement

A Florida LLC operating agreement is the document which lays out the ownership of your company and the way in which it will be managed. An operating agreement is an internal document. It is not filed with any government agency.

An LLC operating agreement should list the names and addresses of your initial members, their initial Florida LLC capital contributions, their ownership percentages, rights and responsibilities. How owner percentages can be sold and bought should also be addressed.

An operating agreement is where you determine the management structure of your LLC, who are the initial managers, and what their rights and responsibilities will be. Rules for management, how meetings will be conducted, etc. should all be determined.

Open a Bank Account

You will need a business bank account in order to process monetary transactions of the company. It will be necessary to contact a bank branch to ask what documents are required to open a business account. Most banks will need copies of your Articles of Organization, LLC operating agreement, and an initial resolution authorizing the account to be opened.

File Your Annual Report

Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes requires both domestic LLCs and foreign LLCs registering in Florida to file an LLC Annual Report each year by May 1. The Annual Report fee is $138.75. Your Annual Report can be filed online at sunbiz.org.

If you fail to file an Annual Report, your company can be dissolved by the Florida Division of Corporations. If this happens, you will have to reinstate your Florida LLC before you can conduct more business.