form an LLC in colorado

Colorado LLC Basics & Helpful Information

General Overview of the Colorado LLC

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Colorado LLC formation process and other basic issues related to LLCs.

Colorado Filing Fees

The initial filing fee for a Colorado LLC (the Articles of Organization filing fee) is $50.

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Colorado Filing Time

The processing time is approximately 3 days and filings are completed in the order they are received.

Colorado Annual Compliance Requirements

Colorado LLCs are required to file a yearly periodic report for a fee of $10.00 and may be completed and submitted online.

Periodic reports are due during the three-month period beginning with the first day of the anniversary month of your LLC’s formation. For example, if you formed your LLC on July 27, the report would be due each subsequent year between July 1 and September 30. You can also file the report up two months early. Failure to file timely will result in a $50 late fee (if filed within 2 months after the due date). If the periodic report is not filed on time or within the 2 month late filing period, the LLC’s status will be “delinquent” which means the LLC may not maintain a proceeding in any court in this state for the collection of its debts until it has cured its delinquency.

See Periodic Report filing instructions

Form an LLC in Colorado

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Colorado LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

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