Texas is one of the best states to do business. The numerous global companies that call Texas home greatly enrich its multi-faceted, wide open for business enviroment. The State of Texas has one of the lowest tax burdens in the U.S., including no personal income tax. The state also has no state tax on property used for pollution control, on goods in transit and on machinery and equipment utilized in manufacturing.

In terms of legislation, its Innovative and competitive legislation continue to fuel investment and job growth in Texas. Texas’ pro-business climate with the support of several bills designed to bolster economic development in recent Legislative Sessions have made Texas the number one state for business.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a CPA or a lawyer, you will find that our Texas incorporation and business formation services are always a step ahead of the industry standard.

Active Filings provides the fastest and less expensive way to register a Corporation, Nonprofit or Limited Liability Company in Texas.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a CPA or a lawyer, you will find that our Texas LLC formation services are always a step ahead of the industry standard. Active Filings provides the fastest and less expensive way to register a Limited Liability Company in Texas.

Texas Articles of Organization Requirements

The limited liability company is neither a corporation nor a partnership; rather, it is a distinct type of entity. An LLC is governed by title 3, chapter 101 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC). The owners of an LLC are called “members.” An LLC may have one or more members. Members may be individuals, partnerships, corporations, and any other type of legal entity.

Corporate Name Endings

The name must contain the word “Limited Liability Company”, “Limited Company” or they abbreviations. The name must not imply purpose other than that stated in certificate of organization. The name may not be the same as, or deceptively similar to, the name of any domestic or foreign corporation or LLC, or any reserved or registered name. The name may not contain the word “Lottery.”

To learn more about LLC Names please read this article: Name requirements for Texas LLC

Members Information

Minimum Number One or more
Residence Requirements No provision
Age Requirements Eighteen or older
Articles of Organization Members are required

Officer Information

Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of organization unless the LLC is going to be managed by a Manager instead of its Members (default option).

Registered Agent

Required. The registered agent can be either (option A) a domestic entity or a foreign entity that is registered to do business in Texas or (option B) an individual resident of the state.

The registered office address must be located at a street address where service of process may be personally served on the entity’s registered agent during normal business hours. Although the registered office is not required to be the entity’s principal place of business, the registered office may not be solely a mailbox service or telephone answering service

Yearly Requirements

  • Annual Statements
  • Must complete and file the franchise tax

Franchise Tax

LLCs are subject to a state franchise tax. Contact the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Assistance Section, Austin, Texas, 78774-0100, (512) 463-4600 or (800) 252-1381 for franchise tax information.

For more information on taxes, visit www.window.state.tx.us/m23taxes.html

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Requirements to Form a Corporation in Texas

When you hire Active Filings to form your business in Texas, you’ll receive everything you need to track and maintain your company, this includes:

  • Free expedited service
  • One year of registered agent service
  • An online account where you can add additional services, track orders, maintenance requirements and digital notifications.

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