Form a Florida LLC
$225 - Same Day Filing
We make forming a Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC) easy
and fast. We do everything from submitting your company's
Articles and drafting the operating agreement to being your
registered agent in Florida. We submit everything within 24hrs
and generally Sunbiz accepts the company within 3-10 days
(depending upon Florida's volume), so everything will be ready
to print, sign and take to the bank.
also provides the option of forming an anonymous LLC in Florida
so that your personal details do not appear on the Sunbiz
website. Competing formation services take more time and charge
obscene fees for expedited service. Everything is filed within
24 hours of us receiving your order.
Florida LLC Benefits
Florida's Sunbiz and Divison of Corporations encourage new
business formations. They provide limited liability protections
while lowering personal and business. If formed correctly, a
Florida LLC can also be anonymous - thus providing you with a
degree of protection from fortune hunters and those who wish you
harm. Forming an
LLC provides important benefits
and you should choose a formation service that understands the
ins and outs of the process. Florida companies have the
- Anonymous Formation Strategies
- Everything Done Online
- Fast Filing Times
- No Visit to Florida
- No Visit to U.S.A.
- LLCs are Taxable as S-Corps
- LLCs are Taxable as C-Corps
- Be A Resident Anywhere Worldwide
- Limit Your Liability
Do your research before forming a limited liability company.
Competing providers add unnecessary fees and force you to
publish personal details. Find a discussion of
Florida LLC advantages here.
Our LLC Package
We are one of the few local Florida LLC providers. To us, you're
not a number but an important customer. Our pricing is straight
forward without any upsells. We sincerely believe this method is
easier for everyone. We take what we do seriously and you should
too. From affordable formations to annual compliance, there is
no reason to overpay for a national provider such as Legal Zoom.
Such providers often simply resell formation and agent services
such as ours. Our service provides:
- Discrete & Anonymous
- Business Address for Privacy
- We're The Listed Organizer
- Editable Operating Agreement
- Bank Account Resolution
- Articles of Organization
- Operating Guide
- Annual Compliance Assistance
If you shop around, then you will find other providers begin
with one price before trying to upsell basic services that
frankly should be provided from the beginning. LegalZoom, for
example, has a 30 day turn around for their basic package AND
only includes an operating agreement if you pay ~$70 more.
Those desiring additional protections may consider establishing
a holding companies with subsidiaries. Such structures are
common for real estate and other risk prone industries, or for
those with significant personal assets who are interested in
protecting them. A holding company separates valuable assets
from operating liabilities. This graphics shows how the
Florida LLC Questions
The primary reason not to register the LLC yourself is the
privacy aspect. We have clients call us every week who
tried to save a few dollars doing it themselves. They
quickly found out one mistake cost them more than money.
Having us set up your LLC also provides you with a number
of important documents and a help line in case you have
There are other providers. However, most of them tend to
be large national incorporation companies. They charge
more, take longer and care less than we do. Some of them
are simply just resellers of local incorporation and
virtual office providers such as us. There are no call
center employees here, nor will you ever be passed off
from one person to another.
In future years, you can save money with our
cheap $75 registered agent service.
An EIN stands for Employer Identification Number, or more
simply is an Employer ID. This number functions as the
equivalent of the company's social security number. It is
required to open a bank account, have employees and to
obtain wholesale rates. Having an EIN is important because
it allows the separation of your personal and business
assets. This separation assists with asset protection and
obtaining various tax benefits which can only be had by
setting up a company.
The corporate veil is what provides personal protection
from business liabilities. It centers around the idea that
the LLC or Corporation is an entity separate from its
owners. As such, the company can agree to contracts and be
solely liable for debt and other liabilities. This degree
of separation prevents the owner's assets from being taken
by the company's creditors.
Our service provides everything needed to open a bank
account except an EIN (which we can assist with too). You
receive your Articles of Organization with the Sunbiz
stamp, an Operating Agreement and more. These documents
are ready to download, print and sign whereas other
services often provide templates you must complete
yourself. All of our documents are in word format and can
easily be edited without any additional fees.
An operating agreement is a contract which delineates the
rights and responsibilities of the owners and managers.
With one owner the the operating agreement is fairly
short. In such cases, the agreement creates some
guidelines and is useful for opening a bank account, but
there is no need for protection from other owners.
Florida requires you file an annual report every year to
keep your company in good standing. Failure to pay on time
can result in significant fines. We are happy to assist
you with filing this report. For simplicity, simply check
the subscribe feature on our site to automatically renew
every year without any worries.
We strongly advise against this. A "Sole-Prop" is when you
run everything personally. This provides no protection
from liabilities, no tax benefits and is not viewed as
being professional generally speaking.
A limited liability company is treated as a pass through
entity by default. For FL residents this means there will
be no personal income tax since the company's earnings
flow directly onto your personal tax statement. While an
LLC does not pay taxes directly, it can still assist with
lowering your overall tax rate. This is due to the new tax
laws congress has passed which provide unique benefits to
business owners you cannot obtain via being a
Anonymous Florida LLC
Florida leads the US in corporate disclosure laws and
transparency. The Public Records Law and Government in the
Sunshine Law each dictate what each company must disclose and
that such disclosures be permanently available for anyone who
wants them. Given this, many incorrectly assume it is not
possible to form an
anonymous LLC in Florida.
A Florida LLC is required to list its owner on the formation
documents. The easiest solution is to form an anonymous LLC in
another state and list it as the owner. For example, New Mexico
offers an anonymous LLC that has no annual report. Setting up
such an LLC and listing it as the owner leads anyone who wants
to find your identity into a dead end. There many legitimate
motives for desiring anonymity - especially during the digital
age. Public documents were previously hard to hunt down.
Involving faxing and mailing things across the country. The
records were piles of documents in a county building somewhere.
Today, though, corporate records are easy to search for online.
Permitted LLC Endings
Florida dictates every LLC's name must disclose it is a limited
liability company. The most frequent way of doing this is by
simply adding "LLC" to the end, however you may use any
variation such as "limited liability company" "Limited Liability
Co.", "Limited Co.", etc.
More Than LLCs
- Mail Scanning
- Online Portal
- Affordable Virtual Offices
- Registered Agents
- Professional Book Keeping
- & More
We generally advise forming an LLC because they're easier to
manage and have more tax flexibility than a Corporation.
However, there are some circumstances where a traditional
Corporation is the best choice. For example, if a board of
directors is desired, or split share classes, then a Corp can
provide an easier template to work with. While Florida does have
a corporate tax rate of 5.5%, in addition to the federal rate,
S-Corp taxation is available. Learn more here about
Florida Land Trust
A land trust is generally used to anonymously own real estate.
It can also be used to transfer a property out of your name and
to enjoy the benefits of an LLC. The trust avoids accelerating
the mortgage and removes your personal name from the title.
Learn more about
Florida land trusts.
Florida Registered Agent Services
Florida companies must maintain a
registered agent in Florida. Each LLC we create includes registered agent services for a
year. Afterward, our service is $75 annually and includes the
use of our address to keep you private. We also provide filing
notifications and keep your personal address out of the public
record. Follow our link to learn more about why you shouldn't be
your own registered agent.