Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.

Cost to form a Georgia LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Georgia state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to form an LLC in Georgia with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
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Georgia LLC name requirement

The name of a LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co.," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It may not contain language stating or implying the LLC is organized for a purpose other than that permitted by Georgia law or the Articles of Organization. It must be distinguishable from the other LLC names in the state. Use of words such as "Bank," "Credit Union," "Insurance" and "Trust" require approval by other state departments and/or commissioners.

Member/Manager information

The following are Georgia’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Georgia does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
  • Age requirements. Georgia does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Georgia is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Georgia's requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Georgia. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
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Professional services businesses

Georgia does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC)..

After forming a limited liability company (LLC) , you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Georgia LLCs.

Georgia LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Georgia LLCs:

  • Annual report. Georgia requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is due on April 1. The annual report filing fee is $50.
  • Taxes. If an LLC chooses to be taxed as a corporation, the Georgia franchise tax charged to corporations will also apply to the LLC. For complete details on state taxes for Georgia LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit  or the State of Georgia .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Georgia requires a state tax identification number.

Business licenses in Georgia

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional Georgia information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Georgia:

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