Here are a few things to keep in mind when running your LLC.
Keep business affairs separate from personal affairs
It's important to keep business affairs separate from a member's or manager's personal
This means setting up a separate bank account, maintaining separate records
and keeping separate accounts.
Document any LLC meetings
Regular or annual meetings of the members or managers are not required. The operating
agreement included with the LegalZoom LLC formation package does not require regular
meetings. Meetings may be held as the members or managers deem them necessary to
run the company. Even though it's not required by law, it may be a good idea to
keep records of the actions taken or approved at the meetings.
Manage the transfer of LLC ownership interests
Transferring membership interests generally requires the consent of other members.
However, LegalZoom allows you to change the default rule if you desire. This is
an important issue to consider for any LLC with more than one member. On the one
hand, you may wish to sell or transfer your membership units to anyone you wish.
On the other hand, if you consider the other members of the LLC your business partners,
you may want approval over whether they can transfer their interest and who they
can transfer it to.
Process all LLC tax forms and licenses in a timely manner
Many LLCs are required to obtain a federal tax identification number, which is similar
to an individual's Social Security Number. However, there are some situations where
an LLC can simply use the owner's Social Security Number. Single-member LLCs that
do not have employees generally do not need a separate federal tax ID. City and
county business licenses may also be required. Please check with an accountant about
the need for a tax ID number and inquire with your city and county to see if any
licenses are needed.
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