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LLC formation

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Online LLC Registration is Easy

Our three-step process will have you filing an LLC Swyftly.

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Tell us about your business

We've taken the complexity out of online LLC formation. Our easy online form can be completed in just 10 minutes or less.

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We file the paperwork

Based on the information you provide, we prepare all the documents required to file for an LLC and file them directly with the Secretary of State.

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Receive your documents

Once your information documents have been approved by the state, you'll receive your completed LLC package by mail.

Why File an LLC Online with Swyft Filings

Every day, business owners from all over the nation rely on Swyft Filings to help them file an LLC online and maintain their company.

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Trusted and Experienced

Our Business Specialists will form your LLC the correct way, saving you time and money by avoiding costly errors. Let us handle the business of LLC creation while you focus on growing your own business.

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Personal Customer Support

Our expert Business Specialists work to familiarize themselves with your account and business, allowing them to provide support tailored to your needs. With Swyft, you can trust that your business is in the right hands.

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Fast Turnaround Time

We’re among the fastest in the industry when it comes to filing your paperwork correctly and efficiently. We know your time is valuable, so our Business Specialists start working on your filing ASAP.

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Compare the important differences of each business structure to decide which one is right for your company.

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Create an LLC online today starting at $49 + state fees. We also offer a 2-Easy Payment Plan to help get your business up and running quickly.

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Advantages of Forming an LLC with Swyft

Limited Liability Companies provide personal asset protection, shielding business owners from being personally liable for business debts. And unlike corporations, LLCs aren’t beholden to the same strict recordkeeping requirements as corporations.

There are multiple types of LLCs, such as foreign, member-managed, L3C, and single- or multiple-member managed LLCs. Swyft Filings can help you determine which business structure is best for your new business.

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Protection from Personal Debts and Liabilities

For business that choose an LLC business structure, personal assets are considered separate from the personal interest invested in the company. This means that debts and liabilities incurred are the responsibility of the business rather than its members.

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Pass-Through Taxation

LLC are taxed on a pass-through basis, meaning the profits and losses of LLCs are paid out by each individual owner and are only reflected on their personal income tax returns. LLCs with multiple owners, however, must file a purely informational tax return for their business, while LLCs held by a single member do not.

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Flexible Tax Status

Members of an LLC are able to determine how the company is viewed as a taxable entity. LLCs are either federally taxed as a partnership or a sole proprietorship, depending on whether it’s a multi- or single-member LLC. The business may also, however, choose to be taxed as an S or C corporation.

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Minimal Formalities

Unlike other business structures, LLCs are beholden to very few regulations, such as filing an annual report and paying any applicable state-level taxes. Beyond the online LLC formation process, Swyft Filings helps businesses remain compliant regardless of the stage a company is in.

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Satisfied Customers

Swyft Filings helped us create our corporation and take care of time-consuming administrative tasks that can distract us from our mission. We are grateful for their commitment to assisting businesses like ours.
Bill Beverly
Bill BeverlyCo-Owner, Evolectric
The Swyft Filings team answered all of our questions so promptly and satisfied all the legal documents we needed to get up and running as quickly as possible. It was a huge stress-reliever, and we would recommend your services over and over again.
Kimberly and Caila Brigandi
Kimberly and Caila BrigandiCo-Owners, Gandi Girls Boutique
As small business owners, we often feel insignificant to those outside of our demographic. When a company like Swyft Filings steps up to help small businesses — it makes a huge difference!
Tobe Carberry
Tobe CarberryOwner, Haven4Hoops
Having a partner like Swyft makes that part of starting your business easy and provides a level of comfort in navigating the state and federal filings. So if there are any issues with your filings, Swyft is on top of it and working with you to navigate solutions.
James AdamsCo-Owner, Pearland House Concerts

LLC Formation: Common Questions

If you have more questions, please give us a call at (877) 777-0450. We love to help!

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How do I determine if it's best to form my business as an LLC?

Despite being a relatively new option, the limited liability company (LLC) is now one of the most popular business structures among smaller organizations. While allowing business owners to remain free from a great deal of the regulations imposed on other types of companies, it still provides limited liability protection for its owners (members). This means that the personal assets of an LLC's ownership cannot be collected to fulfill the debts of the business.If you need to do more information gathering before deciding which company structure is best for your business, read more about the strongest differentiators between LLCs, corporations, general partnerships, and sole proprietorships in our Learning Center.

What is involved in forming an LLC?

All states require potential LLC owners to file a substantial set of documents, typically called the Articles of Organization, in order to establish their business. We can take care of this process for you, saving you time, effort, and allowing you to focus on developing your business – not filing paperwork. Lean on our expertise to ensure all paperwork is filed correctly the first time.

How long does the formation process take when starting an LLC?

Though it typically only takes between 7 and 10 days to form an LLC, the length of the formation process depends on the state in which you’re starting a business. For an additional fee, expedited processing can be requested so that your application is reviewed before others.

Contact Swyft Filings support to learn more information about how long the formation process takes in your state.

How should I name my LLC?

The name you choose for your LLC is an important decision, as it will be how you represent yourself to potential associates and clients. With that in mind, it is advisable that you take some time to craft a name that you will be proud to have representing you and your business.

Your name must be unique, and not deceptively similar, to any other trademarked name or business. It is also required that your name not be used to intentionally misrepresent the products or services you offer. For LLCs, nearly all states will also require you to add a signifier of your limited liability status, such as "LLC" or "L.L.C." to the end of your company's name. You may be able to operate under a name other than your formal LLC name by applying for and using a dba.

Leverage our free business name generator to find a name perfect for your businesses. Already have a name in mind? Enter the name in our free business name search and we’ll let you know if it’s available, as well as help you secure the name for future use.

Are there a required number of individuals needed to form an LLC?

There is no minimum requirement as to the number of owners (also referred to as members) that an LLC must have. At the federal level, single-member LLCs qualify for pass-through taxation, however this is not always true at the state level.

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