To set up your Colorado LLC, the most important step will be to file your Articles of Organization. This is technically all that’s required to form your business entity. However, there are a number of other steps you can take to better ensure that you have a legally compliant and successful business moving forward.
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Notably, the Articles of Organization filing fee isn’t the only cost to be aware of. Here are some of the most common costs and fees that may come up in the course of owning and operating your Colorado LLC.
$50: All Colorado LLCs must file this form and pay the fee to legally operate within the state.
$25: Sometimes, you may have a great business name in mind, but you’re not quite ready to file your Articles of Organization. Fortunately, Colorado allows you to file a Statement of Reservation of Name to place your desired name on hold for 120 days. Doing so costs only $25.
Free: At some point, your business may need to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing. This is a document that certifies that a particular business entity has met all statutory filing requirements and is legally authorized to conduct business in the state.
You might end up needing a Certificate of Good Standing to:
Some states require a fee to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing. However, obtaining one in Colorado is free.
Here are a few more Colorado LLC fees to keep an eye out for.
Most business documents can be filed electronically with immediate processing upon submission. However, for paper filings that can’t be filed online, you can pay an additional fee to expedite the process. This expedited service fee is $150 and allows for processing within three business days.
No business can see the future when forming their LLC entity. Thus, it’s not at all uncommon for changes to arise in the course of running a business. When such changes do become necessary, be sure to update your business information accordingly.
Fortunately, the process of making these changes is often as simple as filing an Amended Articles of Organization with the state. The filing fee to amend your Articles of Organization is $25.
Depending on the type of business you plan to operate, you may also need to obtain certain business licenses and permits. Examples of business licenses and permits include:
Licenses, permits, and registrations can be industry-specific. They can also vary depending on the particular cities or counties where you plan to operate. Keeping up with company licensure and permitting requirements can feel overwhelming at times.
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Yes, there are penalties for paying your filing fees late. These penalties can include:
Thus, it’s imperative that you keep up with all applicable dates and deadlines to prevent these types of negative consequences for your business.
One of the most damaging penalties for failure to make timely filings and payments is the administrative dissolution of your company. When this happens, your LLC can no longer legally operate within the state until you bring it back into compliance. This can be extremely harmful to your business and should be avoided if at all possible.
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All business filings for your Colorado LLC must be submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State.
Typically, the largest fee you’ll have to pay is the $50 filing fee for your Articles of Organization. However, if there are any paper documents that you need to file that qualify for expedited processing, you’ll pay a $150 fee for the faster processing timeframe.
The Colorado Secretary of State accepts business filings fees by credit card, debit card, or a prepaid account. If paying by credit card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are all accepted.
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Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
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