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How to Start a Mississippi LLC

Mississippi is located in the southern U.S. and shares a border with Mexico, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas. It is a predominantly rural state and a major center for agriculture.

If you want to start your own business in Mississippi, one of the best ways to do so is by forming a Mississippi LLC. Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a business entity designed for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses. Mississippi LLCs give you many of the protections and advantages of larger corporations without all the rules, regulations and compliance issues common to larger business entities.

We cover several areas for Mississippi companies including business searches, the Mississippi Secretary of State, business licenses and sales tax.

Briefly, the benefits of starting a Mississippi LLC include:

  • Separating and limiting your personal liability from your business liability and debts
  • Quick and simple filing, management, compliance, regulations and administration of your Mississippi LLC
  • Easy tax filing and potential advantages for tax treatment

Learn more about the benefits of the LLC business structure here.

Six Quick Steps for Setting up Your Mississippi Company

We've got lots of useful information on starting a business in MS. On this page you'll find the basic steps of how to form a Mississippi LLC, with more in-depth content throughout the rest of our guide.

Review Information from the Mississippi Secretary of State

The Mississippi Secretary of State has plenty of information on forming and running a business in Mississippi. Check out additional resources below.

These are all the basic steps for forming an LLC in Mississippi. You’ll find other useful information below.

Special Types of Mississippi LLCs

A regular Mississippi LLC is suitable for most business needs, but you also have a few other options to incorporate a special type of LLC.

Detailed Information for Your Mississippi LLC

You’ll find plenty more insight and guidance on the other pages of this guide, including:

Naming Your Mississippi LLC

How to search the Mississippi business registry of the Secretary of State and find the right name. Includes information on naming rules, fictitious names, reserving a Mississippi LLC name and more.

Mississippi Registered Agents for LLCs

How to appoint a Registered Agent to your new LLC or change to a different Registered Agent. Includes information on Registered Agent rules and searching for Mississippi Registered Agents.

Fees and Requirements for Mississippi LLCs

How to understand the various fees you’ll need to pay and the requirements you’ll need to meet for both federal and Mississippi rules. Includes details of Employer Identification Numbers (EINs), Mississippi and federal business licenses, annual reports and more.

Federal, State, Sales and Other Taxes for Your Mississippi LLC

How to understand the various taxes you will need to pay to the federal and Mississippi government. Includes details of federal taxes like income and self-employment, and Mississippi taxes like sales tax and income tax.

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