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This page is a resource document for those filling out Form 205 (Certificate of Formation for a Limited Liability Company).

Form205.com is operated privately and is not an official site of The Texas Secretary of State. For the official answers to any questions you have, visit https://www.sos.state.tx.us.

You may find you need assistance in filling out the Certificate of Formation. For online help, The Texas LLC Guide found at http://texasllc.org is a step-by-step, downloadable guide to every question you may have about Form 205 written by a licensed Texas attorney.

General information and instructions for filling out Form 205 can be found at the top of the form itself, found at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms/205_boc.pdf.

Here you will find direction on Article 4—Purpose, Supplemental Provisions/Information, Duration, Organizer, Effectiveness of Filing, Execution, Payment and Delivery Instructions, and maintaining a Registered Agent.

Notes on forming a Texas LLC:

A limited liability company is neither a corporation nor a partnership but a distinct type of entity.

LLCs are subject to a state franchise tax but most companies will not have to pay the tax as their revenue will fall under the tax threshold. For more information on taxes, contact the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at 512 463-4600 or 800-252-1381. The 800 number can help you with franchise tax information.

All owners of an LLC are referred to as members. Members may be individuals, corporations, or any other type of legal entity.