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The entity name of a limited liability company must contain the term "Limited Liability Company", "Ltd. Liability Company", "Limited Liability Co.", or "Ltd. Liability Co." or the abbreviation "LLC" or "L.L.C."
LLC's name must be distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from the names of other Colorado business entities or foreign corporations authorized to transact business in Colorado.
Registered office address must be located in Colorado. Our fee includes Colorado registered office address and registered agent in Colorado for the first year.
Principal office address (business address) of the Colorado corporation may be in any country.
A minimum of one member is required. Residents of any country, individuals and legal entities may become members of Colorado LLC.
Management of LLC can be governed by its member(s) or by elected manager(s). If the Articles of Organization states that management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers, a minimum one manager is required.
Managers do not need to be members of the limited liability company. Residents of any country individuals and legal entities may become managers of Colorado LLC. A manager who is an individual shall be eighteen years of age or older.
Managers may be designated and removed by the consent of a majority of the members.
LLC is not taxable entity. Income (loss) is passed through to members, and members pay taxes as individuals. Members non-US residents are not liable for US income tax for income derived outside of the United States and passive income derived from the United States, such as interest income, dividend income and capital gains.
Therefore, non-US residents are not liable for any US income taxes, when their LLC conducts business outside of US. If an US LLC trades with US companies from outside of US, such LLC does not conduct business in US. Only presence of permanent establishments of the LLC in US, such as offices, warehouses, etc., allows to classify such LLC as a LLC conducting business in US.
Despite of the fact, that LLC is not taxable entity, under some conditions LLC needs to file annual income tax return with US tax authorities.
No income tax return required if:
LLC is required to file federal annual income tax return with IRS if:
LLC conducting business in US and having only one member is not required to file income tax return. The income and expenses need to be reported on the member's individual tax return.
Names of LLC managers and members are not filed with the Colorado Secretary of State and not listed in the Articles of Organization.
The Articles of Organization includes name and address of the persons forming LLC and causing the document to be delivered for filing, and principal office address (business address) of the LLC.
Members names must be listed in the LLC annual income tax return. When LLC conducts business outside of US and all LLC members are non-US residents, there are no requirements of filing of income tax returns in US. Therefore, no members information is passed to the US tax authorities.
LLC is required to keep in its principal place of business, which can be any country, the following documents:
There is no audit requirement for Colorado LLC.
Annual General Meeting
Time Required for Formation of LLC
We form your Colorado LLC and email you an electronic copy of the Articles of Formation the same or next business day.
Legalization of corporate documents with Apostille usually takes 2 to 6 business days. All paper documents will be sent you by UPS upon receiving them from the legalization office.