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Texas LLC

Same-Day Texas LLC Processing: $449 Total

At Texan Registered Agent, our aim is to provide clients with the cheapest, fastest, most complete Texas LLC package they can find. Every step of the LLC formation process is handled by our expert local Texas business filers.

Same-day processing. No frills, extras, or hidden fees. Professional formation and ongoing support.

  • Certificate of Formation Prepared & Filed
  • Same-Day Processing
  • Free Custom Business Documents
  • 1-Year Texas Registered Agent Service
  • Annual LLC Compliance Reminders
  • Expert Customer Service Support

Transparent Pricing: Here’s Where Your $$ Goes

Many Texas incorporation services pad their bottom line with hidden fees or rates that shoot up next year. At Texan Registered Agent, we believe in upfront pricing.



Texas State Filing Fee $310
Our Incorporation Service Fee $100
One Year Registered Agent Service $39
Total $449

Get Your Texas LLC Filed Today

No one is faster than Texan Registered Agent when it comes to preparing and submitting your LLC. Our expert filers fill-out and digitally file your Certificate of Formation the same day you place your order.

You shouldn’t have to wait to get your business up and running. With Texan Registered Agent, you don’t have to. Let us handle every aspect of your LLC formation: preparation, filing, follow up and annual compliance. Our experts leave nothing to chance.

Get Local Service

If you’re going to form a Texas LLC, why would you hire someone in an office in Delaware or New York to handle your filing? Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

Our filers are real Texans working in Austin at our local registered office. Our staff has a deep understanding of how the Texas Secretary of State expects to see business filings. We work here every day, and our direct knowledge of Texas filings allows us to provide faster and more efficient service to all of our clients.

How Our Texas LLC Works

  1. You Order Our Texas LLC Package
  2. Within 24-Hours, Our Filers Prepare & Submit Your Certificate of Formation
  3. The SOS Confirms Your LLC Within 2 Business Days After We Process Your Documents
  4. Your Confirmation & Custom Business Docs Arrive
  5. We Provide Texas Registered Agent Service for 1-Year & Send You a Renewal for the Following Year

Ongoing Texas LLC Costs

All Texas LLCs are required by law to file a Franchise Tax Report each year by May 15. This report comes with an annual tax which varies depending upon gross receipts. The threshold is $1 million, so many Texas LLCs end up paying no franchise tax.

There are no personal income taxes in Texas, so LLC members will not owe income tax to the state when filing each year.


Many of our clients like to handle all aspects of their business, including their own LLC formation. We fully support the do-it-yourself spirit. Below you will find our guide to forming a Texas LLC.

Before You File

  1. Name Your LLC

    Every Texas LLC needs a name. You should review the legal restrictions for Texas LLCs to be sure you do not violate state law. It is also worth taking the time to do a simple Texas business name search. This will tell you whether or not the name you are considering is already in use by another business.

    You cannot register a name that is already used by another company. If you try, your filing will be rejected by the Texas Secretary of State.

    If you want to hold a name before you file, you can file a Name Reservation, which is good for 120 days.

  2. Appoint a Registered Agent

    You cannot form a Texas LLC without designating a registered agent. You must list the name and address of your agent on your Certificate of Formation, so you will need to hire a registered agent before you file.

  3. Write Your Operating Agreement

    An operating agreement is written by your LLC members. It is the governing document for your LLC. It lays out ownership and management of your company.

    It is a good idea to get your operating agreement written and squared away as early as possible. You do not need to file it with anyone, but it is always better to address ownership and management issues at the start of your LLC rather than later.

Filing Your Certificate of Formation


The Texas Certificate of Formation is divided into sections called Articles. Each Article asks for specific information which is required for formation.

Article 1: Entity Name and Type

List the name of your LLC here.

Article 2: Registered Agent and Registered Office

You must list the name and address of your Texas registered agent. The address must be a physical street address. It cannot be a PO box or a virtual address.

Article 3: Governing Authority

You must select whether your LLC will be managed by its members or by appointed managers. Regardless of which option you choose, you are required to list the names and addresses of all your initial governors (either members or managers).

Article 4: Purpose

Technically, you are not required to add anything to this section. It is already filled out with the basic state law, which is that your LLC is organized to conduct lawful purposes.

However, there is space to include supplemental information should you want to more completely detail the business purpose of your LLC.


After the Articles, the final section of the Certificate of Formation is related to executing the formation. The information in this section is unique in that it cannot be amended later, whereas information in your Articles can be altered by filing an amendment.


The organizer is simply the individual who has prepared and filed your Certificate of Formation. This does not have to be a member or employee of your LLC. For example, if you hired Texan Registered Agent to form your LLC, we would sign as your organizer.

Effectiveness of Filing

You must select one of three options for when the Certificate of Formation is to become “effective”, in other words the time in which your LLC actually goes into existence.

  1. When the document is filed by the Secretary of State
  2. A later date, not to be more than 90 days after the date of signing
  3. A later date depended upon a specific event, not to be more than 90 days after signing

If you select the third option, you must supply the specific event or fact that will cause the Certificate of Formation to take effect. There is no limit on what event you can specify, but it must be specific. Once the event or fact has occurred, you must file a Statement of Event or Fact with the SOS.

For example, you may say that when your LLC has raised $10,000 of capital then the document will be effective. As long as the money is raised within 90 days, the Certificate of Formation will be executed. If the money is not raised within that time, then the formation does not occur.


The document must be signed and dated by the organizer.

After You File

  1. Get an EIN

    Not every Texas LLC will need an Employer Identification Number, but the exceptions are rare. If you are going to have employees, you are legally required to have one. You can apply for an EIN at the IRS webite. It is free to apply and the application is pretty straightforward.

  2. Annual Franchise Tax

    Every LLC in Texas must file the annual Franchise Tax. This tax is not a set number but is rather based upon gross receipts. The Franchise Tax is paid to the Texas Comptroller and must be submitted by May 15 every year.

    You can print out the proper Texas Franchise Tax form and submit it by mail it to:

    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    PO Box 149348
    Austin, TX 78714-9348

  3. Ongoing Maintenance and Compliance

    Your Texas registered agent will help you maintain compliance with state law by forwarding to you any official notifications issued by the Secretary of State, as well as any service of process delivered to their registered office.

    If you hire Texan Registered Agent, you will also have access to all Texas LLC filing forms in your online account. With these forms you can file amendments, address changes, mergers, foreign registrations, even LLC dissolution, and all other maintenance documents throughout the life of your business.