Start an LLC in Florida in minutes

For as little as $39 a year, Nearside Sprout will form an LLC in Florida for your business so you skip all the complicated paperwork. Just fill out one easy form.
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What you get with
Nearside Sprout

Form an LLC in Florida with plans starting from just $39 a year.

Unlimited Name Availability Checks
Articles of Incorporation
Same-Day Document Preparation
Continual Business and Compliance Monitoring
Free Consultation with Nearside Business Specialist
Membership into Nearside Perks Program (A $3,000 value)
Enhanced Customer Support

* $39 does not include your state fees. Each state has different required fees for business entity formation and creation.

Take your business a step further with these add-ons

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Federal EIN Number

Skip the paperwork! We'll file for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) on your behalf with the IRS.

$39 flat
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Registered Agent Service

We'll maintain a registered agent so you don't need to use your personal address for your business.

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Website and Domain

Get a personalized domain, and website designed just for you!
(Here's an example!)

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Business E-mail

Get a custom e-mail to add credibility to your business.

$19 / year
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Annual Reports

Every year, we'll prepare and file the mandatory annual report for your business to the state. Leave it all to us!

$39 / year

Simple pricing

With Nearside, we never hide the price tag. Plans start at only $39 per year + your state fees.

Skip the paperwork, we do it all for you

Your personal Sprout LLC specialist will walk you through every step of the business incorporation and setup process! You just fill out a quick form, and we take it from there.

Powered by Nearside

Need a checking account? Upon successful incorporation, you’ll also get instantly approved for a Nearside business bank account. Get access to Nearside perks, our ecosystem of discounts and deals that help you build your business.

Fast application

With one simple form, we will run a business name search, file your Articles of Organization (LLC), and provide you with a certified copy of your LLC formation documents.

Why form an LLC for
your small business?

With an LLC, you’ll get many benefits to help quickly launch your business.

Simplify your business taxes
Get personal liability protection
Flexible ownership and management
Give your business more credibility
Appropriate for individuals and self-starters
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Frequently asked questions

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

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 2-5 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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