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Essential LLC Documents Explained
Essential LLC Documents Explained

Key Documents You Will Receive After Forming Your LLC

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As soon as your order is finalized with the Secretary of State, you will receive several key documents that are essential for your business.

These documents validate the formation of your LLC and provide the necessary information for operating legally.

Articles of Incorporation

Once your LLC is approved, you will receive the Articles of Incorporation. This formal document states that the government recognizes your business as a legal entity. It includes important details such as:

  • Business Name: The official name of your LLC.

  • Registered Agent: The individual or entity designated to receive legal documents on behalf of your LLC.

  • Business Address: The physical address of your LLC.

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

You will also receive an EIN, which is a unique identifier assigned by the IRS. This number is crucial for various business activities, including:

  • Opening a Business Bank Account: Required by banks to open an account in your LLC's name.

  • Hiring Employees: Necessary for payroll processing and tax reporting.

  • Filing Taxes: Used to file federal and state tax returns for your LLC.

The EIN will be populated inside your Settings Page within the WorkMade app for easy access.

Annual Reporting Documents

In your settings, you can also find the View Documents section, which includes your annual reporting documents. These are required by the state to validate that your business is in good standing and following all necessary procedures. Annual reporting documents typically include:

  • Annual Report: A document submitted to update the state on your LLC's current status, including any changes to the business name, address, or management structure.

  • Franchise Tax Report: In some states, this report is required to calculate and pay franchise taxes based on your LLC's revenue.

Accessing Your Documents

You can easily access and download PDFs of these documents through the WorkMade app:

  1. Open the WorkMade app and navigate to Settings.

  2. Go to the "View Documents" section.

  3. Click on the appropriate document to view and download.

Keeping Your Documents Safe

It is important to keep these documents in a safe place as they are vital for the legal and financial operations of your business. Regularly reviewing these documents ensures that your business remains compliant with state regulations.

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