Kansas LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

How to Start a Kansas LLC

A general overview of the Kansas LLC formation process; including information about how to start a Kansas LLC and other basic issues related to Kansas LLCs.

Kansas Filing Fees

The Kansas Secretary of State charges $165.00 for paper filing of the Articles of Organization to form a Kansas LLC. The Articles of Organization can be filed online for a fee of $160.00.

Kansas Filing Time

Processing time is 2-3 days for mail-in paper filing. Processing time is immediate for online filing of the Articles of Organization if accompanied by electronic check or credit card information.

Kansas Annual Compliance Requirements

Kansas LLCs are required to file annual reports to remain in compliance. The Annual Report is due by the 15th day of the fourth month following the tax closing month. For example, if the tax closing month is December, the due date is April 15 of the following year. The annual report may be filed as early as January 1. You can file the Annual Report online for a fee of $50.00. Annual reports filed online are processed immediately. Mail-in Annual Report filings will set you back $55.00 and requires additional time to process.
Kansas LLCs do not pay franchise or privilege taxes.

How to Start a Kansas LLC

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