Idaho

LLC, Business License, Incorporation

With the 39th largest population in the United States, Idaho services both large and small businesses. Idaho's major industries include technology, manufacturing, and agriculture. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Idaho's business services.

Forming a Corporation in Idaho

Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Idaho, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Idaho Secretary of State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.

Here are some helpful facts about Idaho's incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Idaho requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with the names of any assumed or fictitious corporations, not-for-profits, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies or reserved or registered names. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Idaho's standards.

Permitted designations: Idaho corporate names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Filing Requirements

Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of your incorporation filing for you. This information is presented only for your reference.

Required documents: The state of Idaho requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation.

Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Idaho is 10-15 business days. Expedited filings, which require an additional fee, typically take 7-10 business days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Corporations are required to have one or more directors.

Director qualifications: The Articles of Incorporation or bylaws may prescribe qualifications for directors. A director does not have be a resident of Idaho or a shareholder unless so prescribed by the articles or bylaws.

Appearance in articles: Not required. Directors' names and addresses do not have to appear in the Articles of Incorporation.

Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Corporations must file annual reports with the Idaho Secretary of State by the last day of of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is between 3 and 5 business days.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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Forming an LLC in Idaho

Each state has its own set of requirements for businesses that plan on forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) there. If you decide to form an LLC in Idaho, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Certificate of Organization with the Idaho Secretary of State. We can also take care of many of your company's follow-up needs, including annual report preparation and filing.

Here are some helpful facts about Idaho's LLC requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Idaho requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can't be confused with any other limited liability company, limited partnership, corporate, reserved, or registered name. When you form your LLC with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Idaho's standards.

Permitted designations: Idaho LLC names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

  • L.C.
  • L.L.C.
  • LC
  • LLC
  • LTD. Liability Company
  • Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Ltd. Liability Co.

Filing Requirements

Required documents: Companies that wish to form an LLC in Idaho must file a Certificate of Organization. Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of this filing for you.

Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for forming an LLC in Idaho is 10-15 business days. Expedited filings, which require an additional fee, typically take 7-10 business days.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: LLCs are required to have one or more managers/members.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their annual reports with the Idaho Secretary of State by the last day of the month that marks the anniversary of formation.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is 3-5 business days.

Signatures:Only a manager or member may sign. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions:Not permitted.

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Get Idaho Business Licenses

Before your business can legally begin to operate, you must satisfy its license, permit, and tax registration requirements. Almost all state, county, and local governments require businesses to obtain one or more licenses and permits. Additionally, selling taxable goods and services or hiring employees requires that you register with tax authorities. All business license, permit, and tax registration requirements vary by your industry and location.

Examples of possible licenses required in Idaho:

  • Medical License
  • Public Utilities License
  • Collection Agency License

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