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Asset protection, tax planning and enhanced credibility are key reasons to incorporate or form an LLC. When you incorporate or form an LLC in Texas, your business becomes a separate legal entity, which means its owners typically are responsible only for the amount of money personally invested or guaranteed. Plus, an LLC or corporation provides additional credibility with lenders, potential customers, vendors, and employees, making it easier to obtain funding, goods, and talent. Texas-based businesses may find it most convenient and less expensive to incorporate or form an LLC in their home state.
In Texas, both LLCs and corporations are formed by filing a Certificate of Formation. The business name can’t be deceptively similar to the name of another business operating in the state and must include a entity designator. A corporation must state the number and par value of authorized shares and the names/addresses of the initial directors, while an LLC must indicate how it will be managed and list the names/addresses of managers or members. Every Texas LLC and corporation must appoint and maintain an in-state Registered Agent, who must consent to the appointment. Both corporations and LLCs must pay an annual franchise tax.
Are you considering forming a company in Texas? Learn about the requirements for the State of Texas.