Florida LLC Fees: Everything You Need to Know
Florida LLC Fees are a key part of filing to incorporate an LLC in the State of Florida. 3 min read
Florida LLC Fees are a key part of filing to incorporate an LLC in the State of Florida. A limited liability company, referred to as an LLC, is a flexible, tax efficient, and less-liable way to operate a business in the state of Florida. It offers business owners the flexibility of partnerships and sole proprietorships, with the legal protection and tax benefits of corporations. LLC members can include individuals, corporations, and foreign entities. There isn't a limit on the number of members an LLC can have.
There are two types of Florida LLC fees. There is the fee to register the LLC with the state of Florida, such as to file legal business forms. There are also annual fees.
Frequently Asked Questions About Florida LLC Fees
Which forms are needed to file an LLC?
Incorporating an LLC in Florida requires several documents, including:
- Articles of Incorporation.
- The appropriate LLC filing forms.
- A cover letter that includes the applicant's name, home address, email, a phone number where he or she can be reached during business hours, and the chosen name for the LLC.
How much does filing the forms cost?
There is a $125 filing fee, though there are additional fees based on the type of corporation and where it is located. Additional fees can include:
- An $8.75 certified copy fee for certified copies of forms.
- An $8.75 Certificate of Status fee.
- An $87.50 fee for a Foreign Name Registration if needed.
- An $87.50 fee for a Foreign Name Renewal if needed.
My corporation license expired; how much does it cost to renew it?
That depends on what type of corporation you have. Reinstating the license for a nonprofit corporation costs $175 plus the cost of the annual report fees for the years that it lapsed. A for-profit corporation reinstatement costs up to $600 plus the cost of the annual report fees.
My corporation is changing ownership, what will it cost to amend the filing?
The corporation will need to change the registered agent. Filing a Resignation of Registered Agent form costs $87.50 for an active corporation and $35 for an inactive corporation.
Are there any special paperwork requirements?
All forms must be filled out or printed in blue or black ink to be processed.
What is the general cost of the different forms that can be filed?
The fees that you will pay depend on the forms that you need to file. Common fees include:
- New Florida Corporation or Foreign Corporation Fee - $35.
- Registered Agent Designation (for New Florida Corporation or Foreign Corporation) Fee - $35.
- Amendments to any records - $35.
- Articles of Correction Fee - $35.
- Certificate of Conversion Fee - $35 plus applicable fees for filing new entities.
- Change of Registered Agent Fee - $35.
- Dissolution/Withdrawal Fee - $35.
- Merger Fee - $35 for each person or party involved.
- Filing for a Florida Limited Liability Company or Foreign Corporation - $100.
- Designation of a Registered Agent for a Florida Limited Liability Company - $25.
- Copies of Florida Limited Liability Company documents - $30.
- Copies of the Certificate of Status of Florida Limited Liability Company - $5.
What options do I have to protect my corporation's intellectual property?
You can file trade and service marks to protect your corporation's intellectual property. The costs of filing these forms are as follows:
- Registering a Trade/Service Mark - $87.50 per class.
- Assigning a Trade/Service Mark - $50 per class.
- Renewing a Trade/Service Mark - $87.50 per class.
- Canceling a Trade/Service Mark - $50 per class.
Steps to Pay Florida LLC Fees
1. Decide that it is time to start your LLC in Florida and submit the appropriate forms required to start your business.
- This includes filing your Articles of Organization, which includes your business's address.
2. File an annual report each year to update or confirm your business's information.
- This is required each year, even when there are not any changes to make.
- The report must include the LLC's name, address, registered agent information and signature, member titles and addresses, and the effective date.
3. When you submit your documentation, you'll need to pay the appropriate fee by credit card, check, or money order.
- Checks should be written to the “Florida Department of State.”
4. You can send the documents through the mail or upload them through Sunbiz.org.
5. Make sure to sign any documents before sending.
6. The State of Florida issues a letter of acknowledgment when the LLC is registered.
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