LLC Formation: Choose Your State to Begin

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The first thing to do before forming your LLC is to choose the state you want to incorporate in. In most cases this will be the state in which you are based, although there are some exceptions (businesses with operations in multiple states or foreign investors forming an LLC in the US). If you do have a choice, be sure to check out our guide to the cheapest and best states in which to form an LLC.

For the rest of you, click your state on the map below for a guide on what’s involved in forming an LLC in that jurisdiction or use the text links below.

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