Articles of organization form your Illinois LLC.
Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
|Agency:||Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department|
Mail, fax (only if you have a prepaid account), or online
$150 + optional $100 expedite fee. The expedite fee is required if you file online.
~2 weeks by mail or fax. ~1 business days with $100 expedite fee.