Georgia LLC Basics & Helpful Information

General Overview of the Georgia LLC

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

Georgia Filing Fees

The Georgia filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create a Georgia LLC) is $100. For a quicker turnaround, add $100 for 48-hour expedited service, $250 for same day expedited service, or $1000 for one hour expedited service.

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Georgia Filing Time

A certificate of organization will be mailed to the applicant usually in five to seven days. Workload issues will sometimes result in a longer turnaround time, perhaps up to 12 days. Filings not complete will be returned to the applicant along with a notice that describes the deficiency. If corrected and returned within 60 days, the initial date of receipt will be the date of formation. Expedited processing reduces the turnaround time to 48 hours, same day, or even one hour service, based on the expedited fee paid.

Georgia Annual Compliance Requirements

Each Georgia LLC must file an annual registration with the Secretary of State. The fee is $50.00. The initial registration is due between January 1 and April 1 of the year following the calendar year in which the LLC was formed. The annual registration should be filed online. An LLC that does not submit its annual registration is subject to administrative dissolution.

Form an LLC in Georgia

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Georgia 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

Registering a Foreign LLC in Georgia