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Texas 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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File an LLC in Texas

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Reasons to file an Texas LLC:

  • Personal liability protection from business debts.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • Option to choose how the company will be taxed i.e. Sole proprietor, Partnership, C-Corp and S-Corp.
  • Less formal entity structure then a corporation. No annual meetings or minutes are required to be documented (most still do).
  • Owners are not required to be United States citizens.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Texas Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Texas does require that all Limited Liability Companies in the state designate themselves as LLCs by having a name that contains the words 'limited liability company', 'limited company', or an abbreviation of one of those phrases.
  • Domestic and Foreign LLCs must maintain a registered agent in Texas. The agent can either be a resident of Texas, a business within Texas, or a foreign company registered to do business in Texas. In all cases, however, the agent must have a physical street address in Texas that legal paperwork can be delivered to.
  • Foreign LLCs can register to do business in Texas by filing an Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Secretary of State. Foreign Limited Liability Companies can also adopt an assumed name if their current name is not available for use, or if it does not meet the requirements regarding LLC naming set by Texas.
  • Generally filings are completed within 3 business days* at the state level.

Incorporate In Texas

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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 Texas 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.

Texas Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within the state of Texas.
  • The state generally completes filings within 3 business days*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Texas 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 Texas

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Reasons to file an Texas 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.

Texas Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Texas.
  • 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.

Texas 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 Texas

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Reasons to file an Texas 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.

Texas Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Texas.
  • 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:

Texas is one of the top states in which to start a new business. CEOs and Cnbc.com both see Texas as the best state to do business. With its low taxes, growing economy (Texas added a quarter million jobs in 2009), and influx of potential workers, Texas offers a great place for a business to thrive. Texas's small businesses are key to the state's well being. They account for a significant share of the state's economic production and hiring. This profile from the Office of Advocacy uses the latest available data to illustrate the status and contributions of Texas small businesses.

Small businesses account for approximately 46% of private-sector jobs in the state. Small firms make up 99% of the state's employers. Business ownership is becoming more inclusive in the state. The number of both women and minority business owners has grown. In particular, minority-owned businesses numbered 723,162 in 2007, a 47.3% increase over 2002. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Texas.

*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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