An LLC name under Utah law must have the following words included: “Limited Liability Company”, “Limited Company”, “LLC”, “L.L.C.”, “LC”, or “L.C.”. The name must be unique and not be intentionally identical to the names of other businesses already on file with the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
A Utah LLC must also file a Certificate of Organization with the Utah Division of Corporations. The articles must include the LLC’s name, address, registered agent’s name and address, name and address of the organizers, and a statement regarding the member or manager structure of the LLC. The articles can be filed online using the Utah Online Business Registration form (https://secure.utah.gov/account/login.html?returnToUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.utah.gov%2Fosbr-user%2Fuii_authentication).
A registered agent must be appointed by the Utah LLC to accept legal papers on its behalf. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours.
What is an LLC?
LLC refers to a Limited Liability Company, and it is organized by business owners. They have fewer corporate formalities and can be taxed by the IRS as a sole proprietorship, S corporation, or C corporation.
Each state has different requirements and regulations regarding the formation of an LLC. Business owners should check with state laws when considering forming an LLC.
Owners of LLCs are known as members, they can be individuals, corporations, other LLCs, or foreign entities. There is no limit on the number of members an LLC can have. In most states, “single-member” LLCs are allowed, where there is only one owner involved in managing the LLC.
The IRS will treat the LLC as a corporation, partnership, or included in the LLC owners personal tax return. A domestic LLC with at least two members is classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes unless they file Form 8832 and elect to be treated as a corporation.
LLCs carry tax advantages over other forms of business such as limited partnerships. The owners of an LLC do not assume personal liability for business debt, and any losses of the LLC can be used as tax deductions against active income.
An LLC can be formed through the state business formation process or consulting with LegalZoom.