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Register a Business in Louisiana, USA

Louisiana Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation
Louisiana LLC Formation

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the West, Arkansas to the North, Mississippi to the East, and the Gulf of Mexico to the South. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River.

Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana has a total area of 52,069.13 square miles (135,382 km2).

The estimated population of Louisiana was 4,648,794 people as of 2019, the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. English is the main language in Louisiana, with >90% of the population speaking only English at home, about 4% speaking French, 3% speaking Spanish, and 0.6% speak Vietnamese.

The Government of Louisiana is the governmental structure as established by the Constitution of Louisiana. Louisiana government, as at the national level of government, power is distributed among three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial

  • The legislature of Louisiana is the General Assembly, a bicameral body consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives;
  • The Executive branch headed by the Governor;
  • The highest judicial power is the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

In 2019, the real GDP of Louisiana was about 240.48 billion U.S. dollars. The GDP per capita of Louisiana was $51,729 in 2019.

Tourism plays a major part in the economy of Louisiana, especially in the New Orleans area. Louisiana is also rich in petroleum and natural gas. Other industrial sectors of Louisiana are manufacturing, business services, education and healthcare services, retail trade, etc. Louisiana was ranked as one of the most small business friendly states, based on a study drawing upon data from more than 12,000 business owners.

Louisiana, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for offshore company formation in Louisiana, USA

  • Business-friendly environment
  • Good deals for manufacturers
  • Expedited permitting
  • Inventory tax advantage
  • State, regional & local incentives reduce tax liability

Louisiana LLC and Louisiana Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

  Limited Liability Company (LLC) Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

Louisiana levies a corporate income tax rate of 4% to 6%: taxable net income up to $50,000 taxed at 4% taxable net income over $50,000 up to $100,000 taxed at 5%; and taxable net income over $100,000 taxed at 6%.

Company Name

A corporate name must contain the words “limited liability company”, “L.L.C”, or “LLC”. The corporate name may not contain a word or phrase that indicates or implies that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the purpose contained in its articles of incorporation. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

 

A corporate name must contain the words like “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Company”, or “Limited”; or abbreviations of these words like Corp., Inc., Co., or Ltd. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

Board of Directors

An LLC must have at least one manager and one member. The manager(s)/member(s) can be of any nationality.

A corporation must have at least one shareholder and one director. The shareholder(s)/director(s) can be of any nationality.

Other requirement

Annual Report: The LLC must file an Annual Report in Louisiana. The due date is by anniversary date.

Registered Agent: A Louisiana LLC is required to designate a registered agent. The registered agent must have a physical street address in Louisiana, keep regulars office hours and accept legal documents on your LLC’s behalf.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

Annual Report: The corporation must file an Annual Report in Louisiana. The due date is by anniversary date.

Stock: The information about shareholders, authorized shares and the number of shares or par value will be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Registered Agent: The corporation must have a physical address in Louisiana to receive legal and tax documents for the business.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

How to start a business in Louisiana, USA: 4 Easy Steps

Preparation

1. Preparation

Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any)

Filling

2. Filling

Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).

Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).

  • Credit/Debit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa)
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer
Delivery

4. Delivery

You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in Louisiana is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support services.

Cost of starting a business in Louisiana, USA

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Limited Liability Company (LLC) From US$ 599
Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp) From US$ 599

 

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Set Up Company in Louisiana (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 8%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 8%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 350.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 350.00

Scope of Services

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Louisiana Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Louisiana company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 400, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 300

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Louisiana Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Louisiana company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 350, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 250

Download forms - Set Up Company in Louisiana (USA)

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

Description QR Code Download
Louisiana (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 687.62 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:31 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Louisiana (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Louisiana (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Louisiana LLC Rate card
PDF | 684.62 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:30 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Louisiana LLC

Louisiana LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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