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Form a District of Columbia LLC (Limited Liability Company)

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InCorp leads the industry in supplying low-cost and high-quality services in forming new Corporations, District of Columbia Limited-Liability Companies (LLCs), or any other forms of recognized business entities. We provide our services throughout all 50 United States, in addition to Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What Is an LLC?

A Limited Liability Company (or LLC) is a specific form of business that integrates different beneficial features of corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships into a flexible and simple business structure that is widely favored and chosen by many small businesses.

How Can Forming a District of Columbia Limited Liability Company Help Your Business?

  • Easy to Run

    The concepts which helped create the LLC structure are intended to provide companies the freedom to contract. This means that owners only need to agree on how their business will operate, and the courts will uphold this agreement. LLCs are not bound to the same legal requirements as corporations, such as recording amendments, resolutions, meeting minutes, and annual board meetings. Most states will remove the asset and liability protection typically granted to the corporate structure if they do not meet these requirements. Nevada is a different example, though, as these corporate procedures are not legally required, and the corporate veil will not be pierced unless there are instances of fraud. Again, various factors will help establish which business structure is the best choice in forming your business.

  • Tax Advantages

    LLCs legally separate the business owners from their businesses (similar to a corporation) but can still choose to be treated like a partnership for tax purposes. In this instance, an LLC wouldn't pay any tax itself; the income would be passed through to the owners in the same fashion as partnerships. The tax rules applied to partnerships are more flexible than corporations, allowing for more freedom in tax planning. Businesses can look for creative ways to take advantage of every possible tax break they may qualify for. Each business's specific situation will indicate whether an LLC or a corporation is the most appropriate for tax purposes.

  • Ability to Raise Capital

    Suppose a business chooses to structure itself as an LLC. In that case, it will have the ability to easily add new owners (called members) to the company, and there is no limit to how many members/investors can be added. These additional members/investors can be comprised of individuals, corporations, trusts, or pension plans and do not need to be within the same state or even within the country. An LLC or corporation can also be formed in a state where its creators do not reside. For instance, you could create an LLC in the pro-business state of Nevada without ever physically having been to that state yourself.

  • Liability and Asset Protection

    Today's business world commonly and frequently witnesses an abundance of lawsuits, and this is why it is important to protect yourself by implanting legal safeguards between you and your creditors. As separate entities, LLCs separate businesses from their owners, therefore creating a legal barrier that defends owners against certain risks. LLC owners are not personally liable for their business's debts, even those related to a contract or tort. To a large degree, the operating agreement can allow the agreeing parties to include any procedures or rules they would like to and, once it is put into effect, it can exist as it is with no maintenance. The operating agreement's initial drafting is critical because it needs to comply with all IRS and state regulations in order for the LLC to be taxed as a partnership and not as a corporation.

  • Co-Owner Liability

    In all U.S. states, LLC owners (members) are not typically held personally liable for another co-owner's or employee's wrongdoings. Corporations also protect this type of personal liability, while partnerships and sole proprietorships do not.

    Suppose an LLC is held responsible for negligence or wrongful actions of an employee or another owner. In that case, it can have financial assets or property taken from it due to an unfavorable judgment against it. The innocent LLC members will not be held personally liable; however, the owner or employee who perpetrated the act can be held personally responsible for their actions.

Why choose InCorp Services to form your District of Columbia LLC?

  • Help Prevent Corporate Identity Theft

    EntityWatch® advises you of changes to help prevent corporate identity theft. Through EntityWatch®, the innovative and proprietary technology developed first by InCorp, our information system ties into most of the state databases to give you up-to-date information on the status of your entities including the filing status, the current registered agent, officers, and directors.

  • Consolidate Expenses

    For multi-state companies, you will receive a consolidated bill for all your business entities in every state hosted.

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  • Save Money

    For over 20 years we have provided top-tier service with one of the lowest prices in the industry and have only raised our prices one time (while many of our competitors raise their prices on their long-term clients yearly!) Our standard fee to Form your LLC is $99 and to serve as your District of Columbia registered agent is only $129 per state per year! And you can save even more when you choose multi-year registered agent service.

  • Fast Support and Service

    Over-the-counter expedited business document filing service are available for most states. Receive notification of all service of process forms in real-time and receive said service of process within 24-hours of receipt via Express Mail, facsimile, or email.

  • File Correctly with Expert Assistance

    InCorp gives you the flexibility to choose between filing online using our safe and secure ordering system, or you can take advantage of our knowledgeable and experienced business specialists' high levels of dedication and professionalism to help you meet your LLC formation needs. Either way, our options, extensive area of service, innovative business technologies, and commitment to creating high levels of client satisfaction are what separates InCorp from the rest of the industry. The result allows us to be the preferred choice for LLC registration and registered agent services across the United States.

  • Registered Agent Service in District of Columbia & Nationwide

    Like other business structures, Limited-Liability Companies generally need a registered agent to comply with the law. InCorp will happily help you in this regard.

    Take advantage of the legal protections afforded to you and your business!

Still unsure whether to choose an LLC for your business?

Regardless of what business structure you select, it needs to be for the appropriate reasons. Let us help you in making the right choice!

When forging a new business, it is essential to understand the options around creating your limited liability company. By choosing InCorp, you can know with confidence that our team of expert business specialists is here to provide you with the assistance you need throughout every step of registering your LLC. We will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the ways your business structure can benefit you. We can assure you we will beat any of the competition's prices for incorporation, LLC formation, and all other business services or products we present to our customers.

Read our Why Should I Incorporate page or Compare Entity Types page for more information.

District of Columbia LLC Frequently Asked Questions

"LLC" and "Corporation" have many of the same characteristics. The most important characteristic they share is that they both offer limited liability protection to their owners. Typically, shareholders are not liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation; thus, creditors will not come knocking at the door of a shareholder to pay the debts of the corporation. In a partnership or sole proprietorship, the owner's personal assets may be used to pay debts of the business. With an LLC, the members are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation. There are many important differences between the corporation and LLC. The entities are taxed differently. An LLC is a pass-through tax entity. This means that the income to the entity is not taxed at the entity level; however, the entity does complete a tax return. The income or loss as shown on this return is "passed through" the business entity to the individual shareholders or interest holders, and is reported on their individual tax returns. With a standard corporation, the corporation is a separately taxable entity. Corporations are treated as separate legal taxable entities for income tax purposes. Therefore, corporations pay tax on their earnings. If corporate earnings are distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends, the corporation does not receive the reasonable business expense deduction, and dividend income is taxed as regular income to the shareholders. Thus, to the extent that earnings are distributed to shareholders as dividends, there is a double tax on earnings at the corporate and shareholder level.

In terms of reporting income, they are quite similar. The LLC is somewhat less restrictive than the "S" corporation. There can be any number of members, and there are few restrictions on who those members may be. They are also a relatively new entity, so there is not as great a definitive body of tax rulings on them as there is with corporations.

Getting started is easier than you think! Click here to build and price your new LLC , or call us at 1-800-2INCORP (1-800-246-2677) today to speak with one of our consultants. We will give you a free consultation with no obligation to purchase!

We can begin today and in some cases (like Nevada), have your corporation formed within 24-hours. All states differ in the turnaround time of their processing of your corporation. However, through relations with the various state offices, we strive to maintain the fastest turn-around times in the industry. Call and speak with one of our consultants to obtain the average turn-around time for any given state.

In most cases, the answer is no. In most states, InCorp assigns itself as the "incorporator" and is able to file all of the paperwork without an officer's signature. Some states require the officer's signatures on the Articles of Incorporation. In those cases, we will overnight the documents to you for your signature and have you return them to us, or use a facsimile signature to fulfill the requirement. In either case, you are not required to be present to form your corporation.

No. This is a common misconception among small-business owners, usually fostered by advice from an inexperienced accountant. Any seasoned advisor will tell you that incorporating is the first and foremost thing you should do when starting a business. Forming an LLC will not only save you taxes but it will also limit your exposure to IRS audits by separating your personal and business expenses.

The title of the document filed in many states to register a limited liability company (LLC) with the state. Also known as articles of formation.

Managers are the individuals who are responsible for the maintenance, administration and management of the affairs of a limited liability company (LLC). In most states, the managers serve a particular term and report to and serve at the discretion of the members. Specific duties of the managers may be detailed in the articles of organization or the operating agreement of the LLC. In some states, the members of an LLC may also serve as the managers.

The owner(s) of a limited liability company (LLC are the Members. Unless the articles of organization or operating agreement provide otherwise, management of an LLC is vested in the members in proportion to their ownership interest in the company.

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