Oklahoma LLC Fees and Filing Requirements
Depending on the specifics of your Oklahoma business, you’ll be required to pay certain fees and fulfill different filing requirements. Some of these costs are payable to the Oklahoma Secretary of State, while others are due to the Oklahoma Tax Commission (Department of Revenue) or the federal government. We’ve summarized the most common requirements and fees here.
Note that Oklahoma business licenses and permits might need to be paid when you first form your business, on an ongoing schedule or on an ad hoc basis. Find more details below.
Initial Filing and Fees for Forming an LLC in Oklahoma
When you first incorporate your business in Oklahoma, you’ll need to file an LLC with the OK Secretary of State and pay an Oklahoma filing fee. Here are the current fees and filing times for Oklahoma:
When you form your OK LLC through Incfile, we automatically forward this fee to the Oklahoma Secretary of State when we file your incorporation paperwork.
Some states allow you to form your LLC more quickly by paying a rush fee. You can compare state filing times and fees here, including expedited fees for Oklahoma.Incorporate Your Oklahoma LLC Through Incfile Today
Getting an Employer Identification Number for Your OK LLC
Every Oklahoma LLC should have a unique employer identification number (EIN). These are provided by the Internal Revenue Service, and you use them when filing taxes, opening a business bank account and paying employees. You can get one yourself at no cost from the IRS or have Incfile obtain one on your behalf.Get an EIN for Your Oklahoma LLC Through Incfile
Foreign Qualification/Certificate of Authority to Operate in a State Outside Oklahoma
If you’re expanding your Oklahoma LLC beyond the borders of the state, you will need a Foreign Qualification or Certificate of Authority to operate in another state. These are typically necessary if you have a physical presence, employees or banking in a different state than Oklahoma. Fees and requirements for foreign qualifications depend on each state’s rules. Incfile provides a complete Foreign Qualification service for any state.Get a Foreign Qualification/Certificate of Authority Through Incfile
Oklahoma LLC Annual Reporting and Fees
Oklahoma requires you to file an Annual Report with the secretary of state. When you file your OK LLC Annual Report, you may need to pay a fee. Here are the annual filing requirements for Oklahoma:
Learn about your ongoing Oklahoma LLC filing requirements and business filing deadlines with our helpful Oklahoma ongoing filing lookup tool.
Incfile can also complete and file your Oklahoma Annual Report on your behalf.Incfile's Oklahoma Annual Report Filing Service
Oklahoma Business Licenses and Permits
Your Oklahoma LLC may need certain licenses and permits to comply with specific requirements. These business permits and licenses might be issued by Oklahoma, regional or federal organizations. Some of the associated fees only need to be paid once, while others have ongoing charges.
Permits and licenses vary based on:
- The industry your Oklahoma LLC operates in (e.g., restaurants will need health permits)
- The location of your Oklahoma LLC (state, county or city) (e.g., a license to conduct business from the city of Tulsa)
- The type of business that you run (e.g., healthcare providers must meet HIPAA requirements)
You can research these permits and licenses yourself or use Incfile’s Business License Research Package, which includes:
- A complete report on all the licenses, permits and tax registrations your Oklahoma LLC will need
- The application forms you will need to file with the Oklahoma, regional and federal licensing authorities
Remember that operating your business without the required licenses can expose you to risks and fines from federal, Oklahoma and local governments.Incfile's Oklahoma Business License Research Package
Operating Agreements and Oklahoma LLCs
An Operating Agreement is a business document that covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, rights and duties of members and several other key areas.
An Operating Agreement is extremely useful for several reasons (learn about them here). If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile can draft a general Operating Agreement template when you choose to form your Oklahoma business. You can choose to make changes to the template based on your unique requirements.
Ad Hoc Oklahoma Fees or Requirements for Your OK LLC
There are several other fees or requirements that you may need to meet during the life of your Oklahoma LLC. These ad hoc fees will only be payable in specific circumstances, which we’ve listed below.
To Obtain a Fictitious/DBA/Trade Name for Your Oklahoma LLC
If you want your OK business to trade under a different name, you can file a form with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. You will need to pay an Oklahoma filing fee. Incfile can file this form on your behalf.Incfile's Oklahoma Fictitious Name Service
To Change the Oklahoma Registered Agent for Your OK LLC
Your Oklahoma LLC needs a Registered Agent, which must be appointed when you first incorporate your LLC. You can also switch to a new OK Registered Agent later. Incfile provides a complete Oklahoma Registered Agent service.Incfile's Oklahoma Registered Agent Service
To Reserve a Name for Your Oklahoma LLC
If you don’t want to form your OK business right away, you can reserve a name with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. You will need to pay a small fee to do this.
To Amend Certain Facts About Your Oklahoma LLC
Your business formation documents state certain facts about your Oklahoma business when it was originally formed. Over time, these facts might change — if they do, you need to file “Articles of Amendment” with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. You can do this yourself or have Incfile complete the filing on your behalf. Areas you might want to file Oklahoma Articles of Amendment for include:
- Adding, removing or changing an Oklahoma LLC member or manager
- Changing the business address of your LLC
- Altering the stated business activities of your Oklahoma LLC
To Get a Certificate of Good Standing for Your Oklahoma LLC
Some organizations will request that you prove your Oklahoma LLC’s compliance with laws and tax requirements. If you need to prove you have met your commitments, you will need a “Certificate of Good Standing” from the Oklahoma Secretary of State. Incfile can obtain a certificate on your behalf.Incfile's Oklahoma Certificate of Good Standing Service
The fees listed above detail all the charges that a standard OK LLC will be required to pay. In some unusual circumstances, there may be other one-off, periodic or ad hoc fees not listed above.
Of course, your Oklahoma LLC will also probably need to pay self-employment, payroll, federal, state and sales taxes, but we will cover that when we talk about taxes for OK LLCs.
FAQs About Oklahoma LLC Fees
We charge you for this fee at cost and then pay the fee to the secretary of state on your behalf when forming your Oklahoma business.
Usually, yes. Most states require you to file a report for your LLC every year. Some states require filing biennially (every other year), though a handful don’t require Annual Reports. You can find out more on the compliance page for your state.
It depends on various factors including:
- The type of business you run
- Where you are located
- Governing organizations in your industry
- Federal, state and local regulations
That’s why our Business License Research Package is so useful. It explores all of these areas for you and provides a comprehensive overview of exactly what your Oklahoma LLC needs to be compliant.