Register your LLC in Connecticut the right way!
If you're registering an LLC in Connecticut, you'll need to submit Articles of Organization
to CONCORD, the Commercial Recording Division of the Secretary of State's office
Articles of Organization—Your LLC Formation Document
Your Connecticut LLC must fill out Articles of Organization, the LLC version of
Articles of Incorporation. These Articles of Organization must contain the
following, at minimum:
- LLC Name: must be available in the state and must include "Limited Liability Company"
or an abbreviation thereof
- Type of Business: Connecticut requires that you describe the business to be transacted;
however, it is acceptable to limit your business activity to "any lawful business
- Principal Office Address: cannot be a PO box
- Mailing Address (optional)
- Statutory or Registered Agent in Connecticut: a person or business must act as registered
agent by officially accepting the role in writing; this will be the public contact
person on behalf of the LLC
- Manager/Member Information: Connecticut LLCs are required to list at least one person
as manager or member; more can be added if necessary
- Management: the Articles of Organization must indicate if the LLC will be managed
by managers or managers, an important distinction
Other Important Information for LLCs in Connecticut
Just filing your Articles of Organization isn't enough. There are other important
requirements that you'll need to be aware of to stay in compliance and avoid unnecessary
In Connecticut, annual reports are due each year during the anniversary month of
the registration of the LLC. In other words, if you started an LLC in October, and
your filing date reflects this, you'll need to file your annual report each year
sometime during the month of October.
Annual reports can be filed online with CONCORD, the Connecticut Corporations Division.
Articles of Amendment
Should any information change about your LLC after your Articles of Organization
have been filed (the name of the LLC, the location, or similar), you'll need to
Articles of Amendment with the State's office in Hartford to keep them advised
of your current status. It is your responsibility to make certain that the state
has current information about your LLC at all times.
Registration with the Department of Revenue Services
All Connecticut LLCs (other than single-entity LLCs that elect to be treated for
tax purposes as a corporation) must register with the Department of Revenue Services,
also in Hartford, upon which they will receive a unique state tax identification
number. This number will be used when paying the required BET, or Business Entity
Tax, with the DRS office.
EIN: Employer Identification Number
Your LLC, in addition to registering with the DRS, must obtain an Employer Identification
Number from the IRS for federal tax purposes. While your exact tax requirements
will depend on how you elect to be taxed (an LLC has a few options, depending on
how many members it has), regardless, you will need an EIN.
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Other types of businesses in Connecticut
An LLC isn't right for everyone. If you're not sure if an LLC is the right type
of business for you, take a look at the information below to learn about other businesses
you can form in the state: