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Virginia 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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Reasons to file an 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.

Virginia Specific Filing Requirements:

  • All Limited Liability Companies registered to do business in Virginia have to include 'limited company', 'limited liability company,' or the abbreviation 'L.C.', 'LC', 'L.L.C.', or 'LLC' in their name.
  • Virginia does permit a member or manager of a Limited Liability Company to be that LLC's registered agent, provided that they are a resident with a physical, street address in the state. Alternatively, a LLC can designate a corporation registered to do business in Virginia or a member of the Virginia State Bar as their registered agent.
  • Foreign Limited Liability Companies are allowed to do business in Virginia, provided they file an Application for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Virginia. Foreign LLCs must also include a copy of their Articles of Organization that is less than one year old and authenticated by the Secretary of State, or a similar official. If a Foreign LLC's name is already in use, it can designate a 'for use in Virginia' name on its Application.
  • Generally filings are completed within 1 business day* at the state level.

Incorporate In Virginia

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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 Virginia 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.

Virginia Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does requires a business address located within the state of Virginia.
  • The state generally completes filings within 1 business day*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Virginia 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 Virginia

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Reasons to file an Virginia 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.

Virginia Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Virginia.
  • Generally filings are completed within 2 weeks* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Virginia 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 Virginia

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Reasons to file an Virginia 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.

Virginia Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Virginia.
  • Generally filings are completed within 2 weeks* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

Whether measuring the business environment of the state, or determining the government costs upon a business within the state, or surveying the opinions of various CEOs, Virginia was high on everybody's list. Whereas the other top tier states had some weakness, Virginia, on balance, was strong in everything.

Cnbc.com notes, "Virginia offers a diverse economy, making it chock-full of business opportunities, from imports and exports to government contracts in the state that is home to the Pentagon". Forbes.com writes, Virginia "boasts a very favorable business climate, with an educated labor supply and solid economic growth".As a state, Virginia is good for business.

*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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