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What documents are necessary to form an LLC?


To form an LLC, complete and file your articles of organization (sometimes called a certificate of formation).


Although you do not need to file an LLC operating agreement, this is a core document that defines who owns the LLC, how it will be managed, how the membership will handle profits, and more.


Although many LLCs are formed with a single member or a small number of members, it is still advisable to have a member certificate documenting the ownership stake held by each member.


Apply for an Employer Identification Number by completing IRS Form SS4 or by applying online.