Mississippi LLC

Starting a Mississippi LLC isn't complicated. In order to officially register an LLC in Mississippi, formation documents sent to the Secretary of State's Business Services division in Jackson. These Articles, along with the filing fee, can either be mailed or delivered in person to the Jackson offices.

Steps to Forming a Mississippi LLC

Articles of Organization

Any business organizing as an LLC in Mississippi must submit Articles of Organization to the Secretary of State's office. These Articles must contain the following required information:

  • LLC name—this must include "Limited Liability Company" or an accepted abbreviation
  • Future effective date (if applicable; otherwise, filing date is whenever the document is filed
  • EIN or Federal Tax ID number (if available)
  • Name and Mississippi address of Registered Agent
  • Will the LLC have a specific dissolution date?
  • Will the LLC be managed by members or managers?
  • Other information (if applicable)
  • Signature of organizer or member/manager

EIN (Employer Identification Number)

An EIN is an important requirement—this is a number specific to your entity, which you will use when paying your federal taxes.

To apply for your EIN, fill out IRS form SS-4. You can submit this form electronically with the IRS; you will receive your EIN immediately upon submission, and you will receive official documentation of your EIN in about four weeks.

Annual Report

The Business Services division of the Secretary of State's office in Jackson requires that Mississippi LLCs file Annual Reports each year. The Annual Reports are due on April 15th, regardless of the filing date.

It's a simple matter to file an Annual Report for your LLC; in Mississippi, you can do so right from the Secretary of State's website. Failure to do so could result in your LLC being revoked; you can certainly reinstate it, but there is a fee.

Other Requirements

It's important, if your business moves locations, changes its name, or any other modifications to the information originally provided in the Articles of Organization, that you file an article amendment with the Secretary of State's office so the Business Services division has accurate, up-to-date information on your LLC at all times.

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Other Mississippi Businesses

If you'd like more information about some of the other types of businesses in Mississippi, please explore the links below or contact us.