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Florida LLC

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When you file an LLC ( Limited Liability Company ) with the secretary of state, you gain the advantages of limited liability for the entity's debts and obligations. An LLC combines aspects of partnerships and corporations, so it is less formal and more flexible than a typical corporation, yet offers protection and advantages that are almost the same.

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Advantages of an LLC:

  • LLCs are easy to set up and maintain
  • Members are typically not liable for the debts of the LLC
  • Income and losses can be passed through to members as in a sole proprietorship or partnership
  • LLCs do not have the same corporate formalities as a corporation
  • An LLC has a flexible management and ownership structure
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Florida Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Florida maintains a Division of Corporations, and any Limited Liability Company looking to do business in Florida must register their name with the DoC. Some form of 'Limited Liability Company' must be included in the business's name. This can be abbreviated to L.L.C or L.C. Limited can also be written as Ltd. and Company can be written as Co.
  • LLCs in Florida must appoint a registered agent with a physical address in the state. This agent can either be a resident of Florida, or a company registered to do business in Florida.
  • In order to remain 'Active,' Limited Liability Companies in Florida have to submit an annual report, along with a fee, to Florida's Division of Corporations. The report must be filed between January and May 1st - otherwise, a late fee will be levied.
  • Generally filings are completed within 1 week* at the state level.

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations or debts.

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Reasons to file a Florida Corporation:

  • Separate yourself from the business and reduce your personal liability.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • A C-Corporation has no limit on shareholders.
  • Shareholders are not required to be United States Citizens in a C-Corporation.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Florida Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Florida. A PO Box is not allowed.
  • Generally filings are completed within 1 week* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Florida Non-Profit Corporation

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations

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File a Non-Profit Corporation in Florida

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Reasons to file an Florida Non profit Corporation:

  • A 501(c) organization, also known as a "non-profit", is an American tax-exempt non-profit organization.
  • There is a deduction, for federal income tax purposes, for some donors who make charitable contributions to most types of 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • There are 28 types of non-profit organizations that are exempt from some federal income taxes.
  • When becoming a non-profit, you first must become incorporated as one in your state. Then the corporation can apply for the tax exempt status.
  • To accept money or donations for a qualifying entity (such as churches, charities & civic leagues), a nonprofit entity should be filed.

Florida Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Florida.
  • Generally filings are completed within 3 weeks* at the state level,however with rush filing it takes about 2 weeks* .
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Florida Professional Corporation

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If a corporation will be engaging in what your state might call professional services, then a "Professional Corporation" must be formed pursuant to certain statutory provisions. professional services according to most states usually consists of services like medical services, legal services, accounting and financial services etc.

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File a Professional Corporation in Florida

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Reasons to file an Florida Professional Corporation:

  • Professional corporations (abbreviated as PC or P.C.) are corporate entities that are required by licensing boards, for such professionals as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians.
  • Legal regulations applying to professional corporations typically differ in important ways from other corporations.
  • Professional corporations may exist as part of a larger, corporate entity. For example, a law firm or medical practice might be organized as a partnership of several or many professional corporations.

Florida Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Florida.
  • Generally filings are completed within 3 weeks* at the state level,however with rush filing it takes about 2 weeks*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

Florida does not collect individual income taxes, and it boasts a low corporate tax rate of only 5.5%. Sole proprietorships, LLC's, and Corporations, then, will find Florida to be very friendly when tax season rolls around, especially since Florida also has a fairly straightforward tax code.

However, Florida does not offer than same training resources to new entrepreneurs, and their slightly outdated website can make gathering information a bit difficult. But once you get past that initial hurdle and open your doors, you should find Florida to be very accommodating to small businesses. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Florida.

*State filing turn around times are subject to change without notice. Times listed on our site are accurate at the time of our last update.


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