The Certificate of Formation of a limited liability company (LLC) is a document filed with the Secretary of State to formally establish your business as a separate legal entity. It identifies your company’s name, managers, and registered agents. The Certificate of Formation also provides a mailing address for receiving important correspondence from the state and other individuals and entities.
While an LLC is legally established by filing a Certificate of Formation, it’s important that you have a thorough Operating Agreement that will govern your LLC’s business. Among other things, an Operating Agreement:
An Employer Identification Number (EIN/Tax ID) is provided by the Internal Revenue Service. In order to establish a bank account for your business, your bank may require that you provide an EIN. Your LLC’s EIN is also required if you have employees or plan to hire them in the future.
As an added bonus, BetterLegal provides you with several optional forms that you may choose to use while running your business. These include: