Brevard, NC asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Business Formation and Business Law for North Carolina

Q: If I am a resident of North Carolina, would I be able to start an LLC in New York or any other state?

Are there certain things I need to be aware of or do? I have a business now in NC but would like to start a new one and also register the same (thats operated in North Carolina) one in New York and Florida if possible.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: As a resident of North Carolina, you can start an LLC in New York or any other state, but there are several considerations and steps to be aware of. First, you can form your LLC in any state, but you should consider the legal and tax implications; states like Delaware and Nevada are popular due to their business-friendly laws. Additionally, you will need a registered agent with a physical address in the state where you are forming the LLC, as this agent will handle legal documents on behalf of your LLC. If you form an LLC in New York and plan to do business in North Carolina and Florida, you will need to register your New York LLC as a foreign LLC in North Carolina and Florida, ensuring compliance with each state’s regulations, including annual reports and fees. Furthermore, each state may require different licenses and permits depending on your business activities, and you must be aware of the tax obligations in each state, potentially needing to file tax returns in each state where you do business.

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