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Everything you need to get and maintain your Florida LLC for $29/mo

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We file your paperwork to form your LLC, 100% accuracy guaranteed.
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We cover state filing fees, which no other competitor offers.
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Annual compliance monitoring to keep your business in good standing and avoid penalties is included.
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We get you your EIN and act as your Registered Agent so you don’t have to worry about legal headaches.
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Separate your business and personal finances with a free Nearside business bank account.
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Protect your personal assets from your business activity.

Why our customers love to file with us

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Signing up for Nearside felt like a relief. The bank account has a great user interface and getting money in and out is a breeze!

– Emmett C., Arizona
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Once I contacted Nearside Sprout, it was an easy application process as well as quick! I still can't believe how easy it was to form an LLC. I appreciate the time placed to help me.

– Yolandria C., Florida
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A very smooth process. Definitely will recommend to anyone starting a business. Thank you!

– Gina G., Nevada
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Fast, easy, and cheap.

– Ernest W., Florida
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Very quick and easy and affordable.

– Clayton N., Florida

How it works

It’s never been cheaper or easier to start your dream business

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Step 1

Answer a few quick questions about your business

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Step 2

We’ll take care of the paperwork and you'll get your documents in 7 - 21 business days

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Step 3

We keep your LLC in good standing so you can focus on your business

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Affordable pricing for filing in Florida

Get everything you need to create and launch your LLC. Skip the paperwork and legal headache.

The Small Business Starter Pack $29/Month
Save $425 OVER Competitors
All the paperwork you need to get your LLC started
All legal documents filed for you
State fees covered, no hidden fees
Unlimited name availability checks
Ongoing compliance monitoring and annual reporting
Registered agent service
Federal Tax ID (EIN)
A free Nearside business bank account to handle your small business finances
Access to the Nearside Perks Program ($3000 Value)
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to start an LLC in Florida?

Just the state fee for forming an LLC in Florida costs $155, payable to the Florida Division of Corporations. If you want to add a DBA (“doing business as”) it will cost an additional $50.

How long does it take to file an LLC in Florida?

Business filings in Florida typically take 7-21 business days if they are completed online. If you complete the filing in person and need documents mailed to you, the process can take up to four weeks.

How do I start an LLC in Florida?

LLC filing requires several important steps, including picking a name for your business, selecting a registered agent, properly filing articles of organization with your state, and creating an LLC operating agreement, all while staying on top of local, state, and federal business requirements to remain in good standing.

Where can I conduct a name search for my Florida LLC?

You can conduct a name search on the Florida Division of Corporations website to check if your business name is available.

How is a Florida LLC taxed?

Limited liability companies in Florida are taxed at the federal and state level.

At the federal level, you can choose to be taxed as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or an S-corporation. You and any co-owners will pay self-employment tax, state income tax, and federal income tax on your business profits.

At the state level, Florida is an excellent state for business taxes. If you choose to be taxed as a sole proprietorship or an S-corporation, your LLC will be exempt from state income tax. Corporations, in contrast to LLCs, are subject to a 5.5% income tax.

What are the types of LLCs in Florida?

There are seven common types of limited liability companies:
  • Single-member LLC: A limited liability company that is owned and operated by one person. It is essentially a sole proprietorship, with the added advantage of liability protection.
  • Multi-member LLC: An LLC with multiple owners. Multi-member LLCs are taxed like partnerships by default.
  • General partnership: An LLC with multiple members who may share responsibilities for debts, transactions, and business taxes. Typically, at least one member of a general partnership must have unlimited liability.
  • Family limited partnership: A general partnership that is owned by members of a family.
  • Professional limited liability company: A type of LLC formed to create professional services, such as legal, medical, accounting, and finance services.
  • Series LLC: A limited liability company with segregated assets. This means that the company subdivides its assets into separate series in order to protect them from creditors.
  • Manager-managed LLCs: While member-managed companies are run by the owners of the business, manager-managed LLCs are run by hired professionals, with the owners remaining passive. Florida only allows member-managed LLCs.

Is owning an LLC in Florida worth it?

As a business structure, LLCs offer a number of advantages over a sole proprietorship. Namely, they provide:

  • Limited liability protection: LLCs protect their owners from personal liability for any legal claims made against the company.
  • Tax flexibility: LLCs can elect to be taxed as a sole proprietorship, an S corporation, or a C corporation.
  • Management flexibility: Corporations have a strict, legally-regulated management structure. LLCs are also subject to management laws, however, many of these laws can be changed via the LLC’s operating agreement.

Which business types give me personal liability protection?

Only LLCs and corporations. You don't get personal liability protection with sole proprietorships, DBA’s, or non-registered businesses.

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