Can I form an LLC business in a state different than the one in which I live and operate my online business from?

I am selling goods online and they are stored in warehouses across the country. Would I be able to from a domestic LLC out of state even I am operating the online business on my computer? I may also open a business banking account here where I live.

Asked on October 23, 2015 under Business Law, Connecticut


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Absolutely: there is no law requiring an LLC (or, for that matter, a corporation) to be formed in the same state as the business carries on business. You may legally form your LLC in any state you like, then carry on operations in any other state(s).

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