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The Montana Articles of Organization are the LLC forms that must be completed and filed with the state in order to incorporate an LLC.

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It is simple to file the Montana Articles of Organization!

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

Get Forms for Your Articles of Organization

Complete the Articles of Organization.

Keep the Articles of Organization on file

Step 1: Obtain your Articles of Organization.

Montana Articles of Organization must be filed online.

Step 2: Complete the Articles of Incorporation.

We will assist you with completing the Montana Articles of Organization in this phase.

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

Name and kind of entity

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

Business Objective

LLC Abbreviation

Type of Governing Authority

Name and kind of 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 Montana’s naming standards

is not currently in use by another Montana firm

Stick to the Montana Naming Guidelines:

Your business name must contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or one of its acronyms (LLC, L.L.C., LC, or L.C.). The term “limited” may be shortened to “ltd.,” while the word “company” can be shortened to “co.”

Your business name cannot include identifiers (such as Limited Partnership, Inc., or Corp.) that suggest the firm is anything other than an LLC.

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

Certain prohibited terms (e.g., bank, attorney, university) may need extra documentation and the participation of a licenced professional in certain jurisdictions.

Your name must be distinct from any other current company in the state. This covers reserved names in Montana.

Examine Name Availability:

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

Choose an LLC Type:

You must first choose your LLC type:

Limited Liability Corporation

Limited Liability Company for Professionals (PLLC)

Limited Liability Company in Series

Limited Liability Company Professional Series

The PLLC designation is occasionally necessary for firms that employ licenced professionals such as lawyers, physicians, architects, and so on.

Series LLCs are legal in several jurisdictions, including Montana, and are intended to enable distinct LLCs to branch off of one primary LLC. To understand more, see our What Is a Series LLC? guide.

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.

Registered Office and Registered Agent

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

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

Business Objective

In Montana, a limited liability corporation may be formed for any lawful or non-prohibited business. Fill up the blanks with a short description of your company.

Remember that a business goal including licencing, tax-exemption, or tax-deductible status needs explicit wording from the IRS or a professional licence.

LLC Abbreviation

Choose whether your LLC will remain in perpetuity or whether you want to dissolve it at some point in the future.

Governing Bodies

You must choose whether your LLC will be handled by managers or members. You must also provide the names and contact information for at least one member or manager.

Step 3: Submit the Articles of Incorporation.

You must submit the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State to register your LLC. This must be completed online.

Following the Official Formation of Your Montana LLC

After filing your Articles of Organization, 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 Montana 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 Montana to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin working on your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Articles of Organization.

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. There are a few commercial operations that need licences or permissions on the federal level.

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: Apply for or learn more about licenses, permits, and registration with Montana’s Small Business Development Center Network website.

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