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

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It is simple to file the Georgia Articles of Organization!

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

Get Forms for Your Articles of Organization

Complete the Articles of Organization Forms.

Forms of Articles of Organization must be filed.

Step 1: Obtain your Articles of Organization.

You may submit your Georgia Articles of Organization and Transmittal Information Form by downloading and mailing them.

Step two: Fill out the Transmittal Information Form and the Articles of Organization.

We will assist you in completing the Georgia Articles of Organization in this phase. In addition, you must complete the Transmittal Information Form

To complete each step, you will need to know the following information:

Reservation Number and Entity Name

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

Organizers’ Names and Addresses

Reservation Number and Entity Name

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 Georgia naming standards

is not currently in use by another Georgia firm

The Georgia Naming Guidelines should be followed:

Your name must include one of the words or acronyms listed below: limited liability company, limited company, L.L.C., LLC, L.C., or LC. It is acceptable to shorten the term “limited” to “ltd.” and the phrase “business” to “co.”

Your name must be distinct from that of all other organisations registered with the Georgia Secretary of State. We will assist you with this step in the section below on how to find a company name.

Your name cannot include more than 80 characters.

To use the phrases insurance, assurance, surety, fidelity, reinsurance, reassurance, or indemnity, you must get permission from the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.

To use one of the following terms, you must get permission from the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance: bank, banc, banque, banker, banking company, banking house, bancorp, bankruptcy, credit union, savings & loan, trust, or trust firm.

To use the terms “college” or “university,” you must first get permission from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

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

Examine Name Availability:

Is your name legal in Georgia? Check the Georgia Secretary of State’s website to see if the name you desire isn’t already taken.

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 Georgia 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 Georgia. During normal business hours, your registered agent must always be present at the registered office. A P.O. box cannot be used as your registered office address.
Organizers’ Names and Addresses

All LLC organisers’ names and addresses must be included.

You may also mention whether or not your LLC will have management, which is optional.

Step 3: Submit the Articles of Incorporation.

You must submit the Articles of Organization and the Transmittal Information Form with the Secretary of State to register your LLC.

You may submit your Articles of Organization in two ways:

Fill out the forms online.

Send hard copies through mail.
Steps to Take After Forming Your Georgia LLC

After submitting your Articles of Organization and Transmittal Information forms, 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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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. 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 Georgia’s Secretary of State’s website to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

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