Articles of organization form your North Carolina 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:||North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division|
Mail, in-person, or online by uploading the signed document
$125 + optional $100-200 expedite fee
~5-7 business days. 24 hours for $100 expedite fee. Same day for $200 expedite fee (submit by noon).
L3Cs have different formation requirements.