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LLC texas

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rwatson, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. rwatson

    rwatson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Does anyone know about how much it costs to become an LLC in Texas? Is the services of a lawyer needed or can I do it on my own?
  2. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 1,861

    You can file one yourself here - https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/acct/acct-login.asp. The filing fee is @ $225. An attorney isn't *needed* but I would recommend using one to at least write your Articles of Organization and would highly recommend talking to an accountant about how you're going to setup your tax structure. By default, an LLC is treated as a partnership but in many cases, make the election to be treated as an S-Corp for taxes will prove to be beneficial.
  3. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Some tax advantages w/ s-corp over llc and in my state S-corp set up is less.
    Have an attorney prepare for you.
  4. rwatson

    rwatson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    so the best tax structure for lawn care bus. is to set up as llc but elect to be treated (for tax purposes only) as an s-corp.?

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