How to Start a Missouri LLC

Missouri LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Missouri LLC formation process; including information about how to start a Missouri LLC and other basic issues related to Missouri LLCs.

Missouri LLC Filing Fees

The fee to file the Articles of Organization to create a Missouri LLC is $50.00 for online filing and $105.00 for paper filing.

Missouri Filing Time

Regular processing time for paper filing generally takes 7-10 business days. Online filing is processed immediately.

Missouri Annual Compliance Requirements

Unlike most states, Missouri LLCs are not required to file annual reports. Also Missouri does not require the LLC to pay a tax based on net income unless the LLC has elected to be classified as a corporation for federal tax purposes.

Form an LLC in Missouri

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