Can I set up an LLC on line?

Retired executive to conduct part-time consulting activities.

Asked on August 8, 2015 under Business Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In your state, you have to download and fill out forms that are available as PDFs, but you can then submit them online (e.g. scan the completed forms and submit them). It is a somewhat "clumsier" process than many other states (e.g. NJ) use, where you can do everything directly in the state website, but at least you can submit via the internet instead of by maiing. The government agency which oversees business registrations, including LLC formation, is the Department of State; you can find a helpful (downloadable forms) PA government website page at: http://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Pages/default.aspx#.VcvNpng-BsO

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In your state, you have to download and fill out forms that are available as PDFs, but you can then submit them online (e.g. scan the completed forms and submit them). It is a somewhat "clumsier" process than many other states (e.g. NJ) use, where you can do everything directly in the state website, but at least you can submit via the internet instead of by maiing. The government agency which oversees business registrations, including LLC formation, is the Department of State; you can find a helpful (downloadable forms) PA government website page at: http://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Pages/default.aspx#.VcvNpng-BsO


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