Those looking to start their own limited liability company in Idaho will do so through the filing of the Certificate of Organization. This form must be downloaded in PDF format and completed in accordance with code 30-25-201 of the Idaho State Statutes. All filings for domestic LLCs will cost $100 with an additional $20 for expedited filing, and another $20 if the filer chooses to hand write the application instead of submitting a typed form. The certificate must be submitted in duplicate and sent to the Secretary of State for processing with the attached filing fee.

We recommend that filers perform a Business Entity Search prior to registration to ensure that their business name hasn’t already been registered by another entity. Those wishing to reserve their name can do so using the Name Reservation function for a period of 4 months prior to filing.

How to File

Step 1- To begin, you will need to download the Certificate of Organization.

Step 2- Next, you will need to supply the following information:

  • 1-Name of LLC
  • 2-Street and mailing addresses of principle office
  • 3-Name and address of the registered agent
  • 4-Name and address of at least one governer of the LLC
  • 5-Mailing address to receive annual report notices
  • Signature of all organizers

Idaho-Certificate-of-Organization

Step 3- Now that you’ve completed the form in duplicate, you will be required to make a check payable to the Secretary of State for the filing fee of $100. If you’d like to expedite your filing or if you’ve filled out the above certificate by hand, you will be required to pay an additional $20 for each action. Place all items into an envelope and send it to the below address.

Office of the Secretary of State

450 N 4th Street, PO Box 83720

Boise ID 83720

Tips

EIN– After filing with the Secretary of State, LLC representatives may be required to obtain an Employer Identification Number so that Internal Revenue Service can identify them for tax reporting purposes. This number will prove useful as it will be required when opening bank accounts, applying for corporate credit cards or undertaking any other financial commitment. You can obtain this identifier for free using the Online application or the PDF application through Form SS-4.

Operating Agreement– This agreement should be agreed upon by all managing members of the LLC as a document which will put into writing the manner in which the company shall operate. After all provisions pertaining to the management of the business have been decided upon, each authorized officer should sign and retain a copy of the operating agreement for their own personal filing. This document is not required in the state of Idaho, therefore it won’t be necessary to file it with the Secretary of State.

Renewal– Annual report notices will be sent to the principle office of the LLC to remind the managers that in order to remain in business, this renewal will need to be filed by the date displayed on the postcard. The correspondence will also contain the entity Filing # and PIN to enable businesses to sign in Online and complete the filing. As opposed to most states, Idaho has provided this online service for free.