The Empire State is a fantastic place to build the company of your dreams. A combination of rich cultures, diverse cities and a very healthy economy makes New York State a center of opportunity. New York State is the fourth most populous state in the union, with very strong industries in the technology, finance, investment, media, entertainment and tourism sectors. New York State’s domestic product in 2015 was $1.44 trillion, which would rank it in the top 15 economies in the world.
Starting your own business in New York State is easy, especially if you do that through creating an LLC. Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are specially designed for small- and medium-sized businesses — they’re easy and inexpensive to create in New York.
A New York LLC does give you many of the benefits and protections of larger corporations but without all the hassle, regulations and rules common to big business.
New York State LLCs have several big benefits for you...
A New York State LLC must have a designated street address. That could be your home address (if you’re running the company from your residence), where your office is located, or any physical address of your preference — you just cannot have an address outside of New York State, per the state requirements for LLCs. Also, it cannot be a P.O. Box.
Every New York LLC must have a "registered agent". That could be you, the managing director, owner or a dedicated registered agent service. The registered agent in New York is someone who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the New York Secretary of State.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a "Registered Agent" service free for the first year and $99 per year thereafter. We also have a dashboard you can login to and easily view any document your registered agent has received on your behalf. Here are a few reasons you might want to appoint Incfile as their registered agent service...
There are more considerations, but this should help you with your decision to use a Registered Agent service.
Filing Articles of Organization creates your New York State LLC. We can do this on your behalf.
Your New York LLC must legally have an Operating Agreement. This covers how managers and members are chosen, rights and duties of members, how the business will be run and several other key areas. Here’s how to create your Operating Agreement. If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile will draft a general Operating Agreement within most of our online business formation packages. It can also be selected as an add-on option in our Silver package. This Operating Agreement will be a basic template that you can make changes to anytime you see fit.
There’s lots more information on how to form an LLC here. It answers questions like:
Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your New York LLC. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps, such as filing the articles of organization on your behalf. Our basic package also provides a free registered agent service for the first year. If you're looking for help to start an LLC, our comprehensive services provide outstanding value.
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Due Date: During anniversary month of organization.
Filing Fee: $9
Important: Section 206 of the New York State Limited Liability Company Law requires that within 120 days after the effectiveness of the initial articles of organization, a limited liability company (LLC) must publish in two newspapers a copy of the articles of organization or a notice related to the formation of the LLC. The newspapers must be designated by the county clerk of the county in which the office of the LLC is located, as stated in the articles of organization. After publication, the printer or publisher of each newspaper will provide you with an affidavit of publication. A Certificate of Publication, with the affidavits of publication of the newspapers attached, must be submitted to the New York Department of State, Division of Corporations, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231. The fee for filing the Certificate of Publication is $50.
(We do not assist in the filing of the Publication Requirement)
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