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Louisiana 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

Louisiana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Every Limited Liability Company that wants to do business in Louisiana must include either the words 'Limited Liability Company,' or the abbreviations 'L.L.C.' or 'L.C.' in their name.
  • The Articles of Organization must include the name and address of the LLC, identify its purpose, and indicate the duration of the company, which can be perpetual if the filer so chooses. The LLC must also name a Registered Agent with a physical address in Louisiana, and have the Articles of Organization notarized.
  • Limited Liability Companies formed outside of Louisiana can transact business within the state, provided they send the Secretary of State's Office an Application for Authority to Transact Business In Louisiana and pay a fee.
  • The state generally completes filings 3 business days*.

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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 Louisiana 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.

Louisiana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does require a business address located within Louisiana; however, a PO Box can be listed along with a physical address.
  • The state generally completes filings 3 business days*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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Reasons to file an Louisiana 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.

Louisiana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Louisiana.
  • Generally filings are completed within 5 business days* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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Reasons to file an Louisiana 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.

Louisiana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Louisiana.
  • Generally filings are completed within 5 business days* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

Louisiana has been rated as one of the most business friendly states by Thumbtack's nationwide survey of small businesses. Seafood is still big business in Louisiana, with the state producing around 90% of crawfish eaten around the world. Tourism and cultural attractions, especially around New Orleans, is a huge industry for Louisiana, bringing in around $5 billion a year.

With a sales tax of only 4%, small businesses in the retail and tourism industries tend to enjoy doing business in Louisiana. Plus the state is extremely supportive , small business owners can call the state office with any questions about starting up, and their state website has a checklist to help expedite the process. The state also maintains a variety of incentive programs, especially for businesses in the research and development, manufacturing, and motion picture industries. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Louisiana.

*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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