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Illinois LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Have you been wondering if you form an Illinois business, will it experience strong growth? The fact is that the state has seen several reforms in the new business development sector. A report by State of Illinois Commission states that the state provides small and medium sized businesses with access to customers and capital, talent, transportation hubs, and incentive programs and this is expected to enable Illinois economy to build the right momentum. The industry segments that experienced a high growth rate include Construction, Wholesale Trade, Professional and Business Services, Retail Trade, Leisure and Hospitality, and Manufacturing among others.

We are one of the top Illinois registered agents and are familiar with all processes pertaining to the Illinois State and can provide information and assistance for successful set up of your business!

Let’s take a look at how you can form an Illinois business LLC or Corporation.

Illinois LLC Registration and Formation

 Illinois LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Illinois is governed by Article 5 of the Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

According to 805 ILCS 180, Section 1-35 of the Limited Liability Company Act, a domestic and foreign LLC needs to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state. If you are planning to form an Illinois business, you will need to appoint an agent authorized to receive service of process on your behalf. We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Illinois.

We are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Illinois.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Illinois is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • The name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC” pursuant to 805 ILCS 180, Section 1-10 of the Limited Liability Company Act.
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable from any other name that exists in the records of the Secretary of State
  • Apply for reservation of name by downloading Form LLC-1.15.
  • File with the Secretary of the State along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 90 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form an Illinois business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” pursuant to pursuant to 805 ILCS 180, Section 5-5, Limited Liability Company Act.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file an “Application for Certificate of Authority” pursuant to 805 ILCS 180, Section 45-5, Limited Liability Company Act.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with Secretary of State, Department of Business Services Limited Liability Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form an Illinois business, feel free to call us at 702-871-8678.

Illinois Corporation Registration and Formation

Illinois Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Illinois then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

According to 805 ILCS 5, Section 5.05 of the Business Corporation Act of 1983, a domestic and foreign Corporation needs to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state. If you are planning to form a corporation in Illinois, you will need to appoint an agent authorized to receive service of process on your behalf. We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Illinois.

We are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Illinois.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Illinois, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • The name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.” pursuant to 805 ILCS 5, Section 4.05 of the Business Corporation Act of 1983.
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable from any other name that exists in the records of the Secretary of State
  • Apply for reservation of name by downloading Form BCA 4.10.
  • File with the Secretary of State, Department of Business Services along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 90 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Illinois, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to pursuant to 805 ILCS 5, Section 2.10, Business Corporation Act of 1983.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file an “Application for the Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to 805 ILCS 5, Section 13.15, Business Corporation Act of 1983.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with Secretary of State, Department of Business Services, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Illinois incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Illinois Business formation page.

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