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The Mississippi Certificate of Formation is the LLC form that must be completed and filed with the state in order to create an LLC.

Mississippi Certificate of Formation
It is simple to file the Mississippi Certificate of Formation!

We’ll walk you through the Mississippi LLC Articles of Organization filing process in three simple stages.

Obtain Your Formation Certificate

Fill out the Formation Certificate

Fill up and submit the Certificate of Formation.

Step 1: Obtain Your Formation Certificate

Your Mississippi Certificate of Formation must be filed online.

Step 2: Completing the Formation Certificate

We will assist you with completing the Mississippi Certificate of Formation form in this stage.

To complete the form, you will need the following information:

Name of the Entity

Business Type and Effective Date

Name of the Registered Agent and the Address of the Registered Office

Name of the Entity

A unique and clever company name is crucial, but it is not as necessary as a legally valid name.

When selecting a name for your company, you must ensure that the name:

fulfils Mississippi naming standards

is not currently in use by another Mississippi firm

The Mississippi Naming Guidelines should be followed:

The word “limited liability corporation” or one of its acronyms must be in your name (LLC or L.L.C.).

Your name may include the name of an LLC member or management.

Your name cannot include the terms bank, banker, bankers, banking, trust firm, insurance, trust, corporation, incorporated, partnership, limited partnership, or other acronyms or words with similar meanings.

Your LLC’s name cannot include terms that may be confused with a government organisation (FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).

Your name must be distinct from any other current company in the state. Mississippi reserved names are included.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your surname legal in Mississippi? Do a name search on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website to ensure that the name you choose isn’t already used.

Obtain a Domain Name:

We suggest that you check to see whether your company’s name is accessible as a web domain. Even if you don’t intend to create a company website right away, you may wish to purchase the URL to prevent others from doing so.

Business Type and Effective Date

Indicate the date if your company’s effective date will be different from the day of filing. This cannot be more than 90 days after filing.

Use up to three NAICS codes to describe the nature of your company. The US Census Bureau’s website may be used to look up the necessary codes.

Registered Office and Registered Agent

A registered agent receives and transmits legal paperwork on behalf of your LLC. When you form your Mississippi LLC, you must provide your registered agent and registered office address.

Your registered agent may be someone over the age of 18 who resides in Mississippi. During normal business hours, your registered agent must always be present at the registered office.

Step 3: Submit your Certificate of Formation.

You must submit the Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State to register your LLC. This must be completed online.
Following the Official Formation of Your Mississippi LLC

After you’ve submitted your Certificate of Formation, you should do the following:

Make a Business Agreement

Obtain an EIN

Establish a Business Bank Account

Purchase Licenses and Permits

Make a Business Agreement

A Mississippi LLC operating agreement is a legal document that details your LLC’s ownership structure and member functions.

Although an Operating Agreement is not necessary in Mississippi to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin drafting your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Certificate of Formation.

Your operating agreement will be held in the private business records of your LLC; you will not submit it with the state.

Obtain an EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your LLC’s equivalent of a social security number. If you want to recruit staff or create company bank accounts, you’ll need an EIN.

You may get your EIN for free by using the IRS website, fax, or mail. Read our What is an EIN article to discover more about EINs and how they might benefit your LLC.

Establish a Business Bank Account

It is critical to use specific business banking and credit accounts to safeguard your company’s corporate veil. When you combine your personal and company accounts, your personal assets (house, vehicle, and other possessions) are at danger if your LLC is sued.

Purchase Licenses and Permits

When forming an LLC, you should consider if your company requires any licences or permissions to operate legally. On the federal level, a few corporate operations need licences and/or permissions.

Learn how to secure the licences and permissions required for your company, or hire an expert to handle it for you:

Federal: For federal business licences and permits, see the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

State: Visit Mississippi’s Business Services website to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

Local: Inquire with your county clerk regarding local licences and permissions.