New York LLC Formation
How To Start An LLC in NY
You can get pretty crazy when choosing a name for your New York LLC. Just make sure that it hasn’t already been taken. The first thing that you should do is check the New York Department of State Division of Corporation’s business database. Any name that you choose for your New York LLC must be distinguishable from any existing ones. After you have selected a killer name for your New York LLC, you’ll need to tack on either “LLC,” “L.L.C.” or “Limited Liability Company” to the end of it. If you’re not planning on forming your New York LLC quite yet, and you already have the perfect name planned out, you also have the option of reserving it. For $20 you can file an Application for Reservation of a Name. That will hold your desired New York LLC name for 60 days.
In order to actually get your New York LLC on the books, you’ll need to complete and file Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State Division of Corporations. The Articles of Organization can be filed by mailing to the Division of Corporations or by filing online. The completed Articles of Organization NY document requires the following information:
- The name of your New York LLC
- The county your LLC will be located in
- The name and address of your New York LLC’s registered agent
- The filer’s name and mailing address
- $200 filing fee made payable to “NY Department of State”
If you’ve already registered in another state, you don’t need to form another LLC. Instead, you’ll need to submit a different form, a Certificate of Authority for a New York foreign LLC.
Every LLC in NY must have an appointed registered agent that resides in the state of New York. The point of having a New York registered agent is having someone reliable to accept legal documents on your LLC’s behalf. You can list the New York Department of State as your registered agent or you can appoint any NY resident, LLC, or corporation to act as your registered agent. However, at $49 a year, we not only protect your personal privacy by keeping as much of your information off public documents and allow you to save money on New York LLC publication fees, we’re by far the best deal in all of New York. Plus, we’re good at what we do.
The state of New York requires an LLC’s members to adopt a written operating agreement. That’s why we include one when you hire us to form your LLC. It’s smart to have an operating agreement in place when your LLC is formed, but you must have one in place within 90 days of your LLC’s formation. Your New York LLC’s operating agreement is never filed with the Division of Corporations and there is no penalty for not having one, but you should have one anyways. The operating agreement of your LLC establishes the roles of its members moving forward.
The New York LLC publication requirements can be a real pain, but we offer a great solution for our clients. Any newly formed New York LLC must publish a total of 48 ads in the county your LLC is formed in, sometimes to astronomic costs. All publications must be made within 120 days of your New York LLC’s formation and the publisher of each ad will give you an Affidavit of Publication, which you will then use to file a Certificate of Publication with the New York Department of State. There is also an additional $50 filing fee.
NYRA’s Sucker-Free LLC Formation Package
We’re not gonna try to sucker you into anything. You can use the guide above to start your own New York LLC. But if you wanted to to pay a professional company to do it, don’t let a big name corporation sucker you into crazy fees that never stop piling up. At New York Registered Agent, we only charge one transparent fee. $349 gets your New York LLC filed in one business day, pays all your state filing fees, and gets you a year of registered agent service with massive publication perks. Oh that operating agreement in step four? We customize and provide those for our clients for free as well. We’re all about saving our New York LLC clients time and money, and providing bulletproof, reliable LLC formation service. The best part is we charge one flat fee and this is exactly where it goes:
|New York State Filing Fee||$200|
|Our LLC Formation Service Fee||$100|
|One Year Registered Agent Service||$49|
Apart from The New York Corporation Division’s filing fees, we’re really only charging you $149, and that gets you more than any other business formation company, all for a lot less money.
- 1 Day LLC Formation (Holiday/Weekend Orders Processed Following Business Day)
- 365 Days of New York Registered Agent Service
- FREE: Operating Agreement, Membership Certificates, Initial Resolutions & More
- Free Use of Our Publication Templates & Submission Process to Save You $$$
- Structure-Specific Operating Agreement: Single-Member, Multi-Member, etc.
- Free Use of Our Address on Formation Documents
- Online Account to Monitor, Track, and Receive Important Business Documents
- Real-Time LLC Annual Report Reminders
- Instant Document Delivery System
- Instant Registered Agent Service
- No Hidden Fees
- Lifetime Client Support
- Online Access to Additional Business Services
You can totally form your New York LLC on your own. All it would take is extra time out of your schedule. That’s exactly what we keep in mind when we set our pricing. We keep our prices low enough that you can justify not necessarily having to do it yourself. The price isn’t the only perk though. You can also use our Albany address in order to save tons of money on your New York LLC publication requirements.