Kansas

LLC, Business License, Incorporation

With the 33rd largest population in the United States, Kansas services both large and small businesses. Kansas' major industries include agriculture, transportation, and manufacturing. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Kansas business services.

Forming a Corporation in Kansas

Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Kansas, 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 Kansas 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 Kansas' incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Kansas requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any other entity name registered with the Secretary of State. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Kansas' standards.

Permitted designations: Kansas 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 Kansas requires businesses to file For Profit Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Kansas is 2-3 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. A director does not need to be a shareholder unless spelled out in 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 Kansas Secretary of State on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the tax period.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is between 2 and 4 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 Kansas

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 Kansas, 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 Organization with the Kansas 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 Kansas' LLC requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Kansas requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can't be confused with any other entity on file with the Secretary of State. When you form your LLC with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Kansas' standards.

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

  • L.C.
  • L.L.C.
  • LC
  • LLC
  • Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Company

Restricted words: The use of certain words in LLC names is "restricted" in Kansas, meaning special approval by the state is required. These include:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Credit Union
  • Insurance
  • Trust
    • Filing Requirements

      Required documents: Companies that wish to form an LLC in Kansas must file Articles 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 Kansas is 2-3 business days.

      Follow-up filing: Not required.

      Annual Reports

      Time to file: LLCs must file their annual report with the Kansas Secretary of State on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the tax year.

      Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is 2-4 business days.

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

      Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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Get Kansas 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 Kansas:

  • Accounting License
  • Medical License
  • Tobacco License

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