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Missouri LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Small and medium enterprises in Missouri have witnessed good growth and expansion in the last few years thanks to the low-cost business climate and a range of business incentives for short and long-term gains. According to a CNBC report, one of the reasons to form a Missouri business is that the state has the 3rd lowest business costs and this includes taxes, labor, and utility costs. The corporate tax rank of Missouri is 8th in the nation.

What is the process of company formation in Missouri? There procedure and specific documentation required to register your business entity in the state. We have provided a small guide to help you in getting an insight into the process. If you feel overwhelmed by the process or require any information, we as one of the top Missouri registered agents can make the process simpler.

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

Missouri LLC Registration and Formation

Missouri LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Missouri is governed by 2011 Missouri Revised Statutes, TITLE XXIII Corporations, Associations and Partnerships, Chapter 347 Organizations. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Missouri then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to MO Rev Stat § 347.030. This law is applicable for domestic limited liability company as well as foreign limited liability company. 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 Missouri. We can assist you to form a Missouri business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

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

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • According to MO Rev Stat § 347.020, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, “LC”, or “LLC”.
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  • Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of MO Rev Stat § 347.025
  • Submit the reservation form though mail or online with the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 180 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Application for Registration

If you are planning to form a Missouri 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” governed by MO Rev Stat § 347.037.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file ” Application for Registration” of a Foreign Limited Liability Company pursuant to MO Rev Stat § 347.153-155.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the office of the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division, through mail 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 a Missouri business, feel free to call us at 702-871-8678.

Missouri Corporation Registration and Formation

Missouri Corporation Registration & Formation

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

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Missouri then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to MO Rev Stat § 351.370. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations. 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 Missouri. We can assist you to form a Missouri business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Missouri.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Missouri, 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
  • According to MO Rev Stat § 351.110, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  • Apply for reservation of name pursuant to MO Rev Stat § 351.115.
  • Submit the form though mail or online with the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division along with the applicable fee. A corporate name can be reserved for a period of 180 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Missouri, 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 MO Rev Stat § 351.055.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to MO Rev Stat § 351.576.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the office of the Missouri Secretary of State, Corporations Division, through mail 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 Missouri incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Missouri Business formation page.

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