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How to Form a Colorado LLC


This free step by step guide will show you how to form a Colorado LLC yourself, with or without a
lawyer, and without websites like Legalzoom.com.

Step 1. Choose a name. Go to http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/BusinessEntityCriteriaExt.do and
search combinations that appear similar to the name you want. For example, if you want ABC
Real Estate, LLC, search "ABC" and see what else comes up. Also, keep in mind that even
though a name is available, it does not mean it is kosher to use. For example, any restaurant with
the name "McDonalds" in it may violate the federal trademark of McDonald's Corporation. Also, if
the name, "ABC Real Estate Inc" exists, you cannot form "ABC Real Estate, LLC".

Step 2. File Your Articles of Organization. Go to http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/FileDoc.do and
choose "Form a New Limited Liability Company".

Step 3. Get a Federal Tax ID#. Go to IRS.gov and get a tax ID#. If you have two or more
members, you generally file as a partnership, if one member than you file as "disregarded entity".
Check with your tax adviser.

Step 4. Create an Operating Agreement. The operating agreement outlines the rules of the
company and the identity of the managers and members. You can find an excellent one by
http://bronchicklaw.com/legal-forms/.

Step 5. Organizational Minutes. While not absolutely required, it is a good idea to create
organization minutes of the meetings of the organizers and managers.

Step 6. Open a Bank Account. You need to fund the company by having the member or members
write a check to the Company to capitalize the company. Open a business checking account with
this check

how to form a Colorado LLC

Step 7. Get a Dunn and Bradstreet Number. Not required, but a good idea for creating corporate
credit.

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