Pennsylvania LLC Formation
If you want to form a business entity that earns a profit, but limits taxes and personal liability, you may want to consider forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC). LLCs also have the same powers afforded to a corporation. Forming an LLC in Pennsylvania is easy, fast, and affordable.
|Pennsylvania LLC Costs|
|Pennsylvania Filing Fee||$125|
Naming the LLC
The name of the limited liability company must contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” or “LLC”. The LLC name should not contain the words "corporation" or "incorporated" or the abbreviations "co.", "corp." or "inc."
Your LLC's name must be distinguishable from the names of other business entities already on file with the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
You will need to provide the name of your LLC, the Registered Agent's physical address (including the County), the name and address of the organizer (the person forming the LLC), and the business purpose.
Please note: if the LLC engages any of the following purposes, a restriced professional LLC must be filed, along with an approval letter from the corresponding state agency:
- Medicine and Surgery
- Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
- Podiatric Medicine
- Public Accounting
- Vetrinary Medicine
Steps to Forming a Pennsylvania LLC
- Complete the TotalLegal online interview.
- TotalLegal performs an LLC name availability search.
- TotalLegal will file your LLC with the Pennsylvania Secretary of State.
When approved, TotalLegal will upload your Articles of Organization to your account, and send you an email letting you know you are approved to do business in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania LLC Advantages
- Fast approval times.
Since TotalLegal files electronically for you, your LLC is typically approved in a few business days.
Maintaining a Pennsylvania LLC
Pennsylvania is one of the few states that does not require an Annual Report. However, if the LLC is engaged in a professional service, you must file a Certificate of Annual Registration (Form DSCB:15-8221/8998) with the Department of State each year.
Making Changes to Your LLC
All the forms you need to amend your LLC and/or change your Registered Agent can be downloaded online from the Pennsylvania Corporations Division. The filing fee to change your Registered Agent/Office is $5. To make other amendments, the filing fee is $70.
Why use TotalLegal?
TotalLegal provides your LLC with a free Operating Agreement. Since your approved LLC's Articles of Organization do not list the owners (members) of the LLC, having all of this information in your Operating Agreement will make opening a bank account for your LLC in Pennsylvania very easy.