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The Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Articles of Organization

We’ll walk you through the Wisconsin 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.

You may either download and send your Wisconsin Articles of Organization or file online.

Step two: Complete the Articles of Organization

We will assist you with completing the Wisconsin Articles of Organization form in this phase. There are six “Articles” in all.

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

Name of the Entity

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

Type of Governing Authority

Organizer Details

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 Wisconsin naming standards

is not currently in use by another Wisconsin firm

The Wisconsin Naming Guidelines should be followed:

Your firm’s name must include the term “limited liability company” or “limited liability co.” or finish with one of its acronyms (LLC or L.L.C.).

Your name cannot indicate that the LLC was formed for an illegal reason.

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. Wisconsin reserved names are included.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your surname legal in Wisconsin? Do a name search on the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions 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.

Registered Office and Registered Agent

A registered agent receives and transmits legal paperwork on behalf of your LLC. When you form your Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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.

Governing Bodies

You must specify if your LLC will have management. If you have managers, each original manager must be listed. If your LLC will be administered by its members, at least one member must be listed.

Organizer Details

You must supply the names and addresses of each LLC organiser.

Step 3: Submit the Articles of Incorporation.

You must submit the Articles of Organization with the Department of Financial Institutions to register your LLC.

You may submit your Articles of Organization in two ways:

Fill out the form online.

Send a hard copy through mail.
Following the Official Formation of Your Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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: Visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s Starting a Business website to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

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