What is a Kansas LLC?
A Kansas LLC is formed by filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State and paying the appropriate filing fee. A Kansas LLC is governed by its Operating Agreement, which is written and agreed upon by its members, and which lays out the management structure of the company. Each member offers a capital contribution in return for an ownership percentage.
Learn more below about the structure of a Kansas LLC and how one is formed.
Kansas LLC Requirements
- Kansas Articles of Organization (Limited Liability Company).
- State Filing Fee of $165.
- A Statutory Agent located in Kansas. See our service here.
Kansas LLC Structure
KS Limited Liability Companies are structured legally with the Kansas Articles of Organization for a Limited Liability Company. Like many states, the document for an LLC is short and simple.
The required information to be listed:
- Resident Agent
- Registered Office
- Mailing Address
- Tax Closing Month
- Effective Date
Your Kansas LLC must have the following words in the name of the LLC. “Limited Company”, “Limited Liability Company”, “L.C.”, “L.L.C.”, “LC” or “LLC”.
The Resident Agent will accept any service of process for the LLC (lawsuits). The Resident Agent can be a living person that resides in Kansas or in the case of Corporate Filing Solutions, a business can be a Resident Agent in Kansas. An agent will be required to file a new LLC. You will list the agent name and address.
The Registered Office is simply a term for where the Registered Agent aka Resident Agent is located.
The mailing address is a place where you want to receive official mail from the Kansas Secretary of State to your filed Kansas LLC.
Tax Closing Month
List the tax closing month.
You may have the LLC start up as soon as it is filed or you can put a delayed start date on the LLC, up to 90 days.
The Organizer must declare truth in lawful filing and sign the paperwork as an Organizer for the LLC.
|Kansas LLC Facts|
|Formation Document||Articles of Organization|
|Filing Agency||Kansas Secretary of State|
|Filing Fee||$165 ($160 online)|
|Annual Report Due||15th Day of the 4th Month After Fiscal Year End|
|Annual Report Fee||$55 (or $50 online)|
How to File a Kansas LLC
Steps in forming a Kansas LLC:
- Check for Name Availability
The first step is seeing if your company’s name is already registered with the Secretary of State. Name availability can be checked either before you file, by doing a Kansas business name search, or when you file (the SOS filing system automatically checks availability).
- File Articles of Organization
To form an LLC in Kansas, you must file Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State. This document can only be filed online at the SOS website. There is a $50 filing fee.
- Appoint a Registered Agent
A Kansas registered agent must be appointed on your Articles of Organization in order to form an LLC. A registered agent can be either a business entity or an individual, but the agent must have a physical street address in the state where certified mail can be accepted during regular business hours.
- Write an Operating Agreement
An operating agreement is an internal document that designates the ownership of your company (the initial members and their ownership shares), as well as the management of the business (member roles, rights, responsibilities; meeting times and procedures; member withdrawl, dissolution; etc.). Every operating agreement is unique to the individual LLC.
- Open a Business Bank Account
Once you form an LLC in Kansas, you will need a business account for your company. Using your personal account for business transactions can violate the limited liability protection your LLC offers you. Most banks will need to see a copy of your Articles of Organization and your operating agreement in order to open an account.
- File the Periodic Report
Every Kansas LLC is required to file a Periodic Report each year and pay the $10 filing fee. Periodic reports are filed online at the Secretary of State website. Your periodic reporting period begins on the first day of the anniversary month of your LLC’s formation and extends for three months. Reports must be filed in that time period.
Kansas LLC Periodic Report
After you form a Kansas LLC, you must file a Periodic Report each year. The reporting period begins in the month of your business’s formation and extends for three months. If your company was formed on January 15, your reporting period would begin on January 1 and extend through March 31. The periodic report must be filed and the $10 fee paid during that time frame.
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