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How to Start an LLC in Oklahoma

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Read our DIY guide to forming an LLC in Oklahoma, with information on Registered Agents, naming rules, business licenses and more.

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Why Create an Oklahoma LLC?

The state offers numerous business incentives and tax exemptions and credits, provided your LLC meets specific criteria.


For example, if your business has 500 or fewer employees, you may qualify for the Small Employer Quality Jobs Program. The program offers quarterly incentive payments of up to 5 percent of new taxable payroll for up to seven years.


Most entrepreneurs in the state will find that the fastest and easiest way to start a business is to create an Oklahoma limited liability company (LLC). It's an entity ideal for startups and small- to medium-sized businesses. An LLC gives you the advantages and protections that larger Oklahoma corporations benefit from, but with simplified rules and regulations.

Benefits of Starting an Oklahoma LLC:

  • Separates and protects your personal assets from your business liability and debts

  • Quick and simple filing, management, compliance, regulation and administration

  • Easy tax filing and tax treatment advantages

Learn more about the advantages of an LLC business structure.


In this guide, you’ll find information on naming your LLC, getting a Registered Agent, the fees you’ll need to pay, Oklahoma business taxes and much more. We also cover what you'll need to register and file your LLC, and how you'll interact with the Oklahoma Secretary of State

How to Form an Oklahoma LLC Yourself in 6 Steps

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Step 1: Complete an Oklahoma LLC Search and Choose a Unique Business Name


You’ll need to choose a distinctive and original name for your LLC that’s not used by any other business in the state. If you’re having trouble coming up with a name, try using Bizee’s Business Name Generator to brainstorm ideas. You'll need to follow a few naming rules, which you can read about in detail on the Oklahoma Business Names page.


Once you’ve chosen a name, you’ll need to make sure it’s available in Oklahoma. To find out whether another company in the state is using your chosen business name, use our tool to do a business name search. You can also carry out a name search on the Oklahoma Secretary of State website.

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Step 2: Provide an Official Business Address


Whether you want to run your business from an office building, a home (if the company is run from a residence) or any other physical location, every LLC in Oklahoma must have a designated street address. It's allowed to be outside the state, but it cannot be a P.O. Box.

Step 3: Assign an Agent for Service of Process


A person or business who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the Oklahoma Secretary of State is called a Registered Agent. Every LLC in Oklahoma is required to have a Registered Agent.


This position is official and can be filled by you, another manager in the business or a dedicated Registered Agent service. If your Oklahoma Registered Agent is a person, they must reside and have a physical street address in Oklahoma, and they must be present to receive important documents for your company during business hours. In Oklahoma, you designate your Registered Agent when you file your Articles of Organization and formally create your business.


All of Bizee's packages include a Registered Agent service that is free for the first year and just $119 per year afterward. You'll be able to log in to our dashboard where you can easily view any document we've received on your behalf.

Step 4: File Your Articles of Organization with the California Secretary of State


Once you have all the information you need for your Oklahoma LLC, you’ll need to file a form with the Oklahoma Secretary of State to create your Articles of Organization and officially form your LLC.

Here’s what is typically included:

  • Your business name and address
  • Information about your Agent for Service of Process
  • The company's management structure
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Your Oklahoma Articles of Organization can be filed online with the Oklahoma Secretary of State, you can mail a form to the Office of the Secretary of State, or you can have Bizee do it on your behalf. The Oklahoma LLC filing fee is $100.

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Oklahoma Secretary of State

421 N.W. 13th, Suite 210

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

You only need to file your Oklahoma Articles of Organization once, but every year after, you must file an annual report. Oklahoma refers to this report as an annual certificate. We can remind you to do this, or we can handle the paperwork on your behalf.

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What are the Fees and Requirements to Form a Business in Oklahoma?

State Fee

$104

State Filling Time

3 Weeks

Expedited Filing Time

2 Business Days

*includes online processing fees

Annual Report

Frequency

Annually

Due Date

By the anniversary date of organization.

Filing Fee

$26*

*includes a $1 online filing fee

Step 5: Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service


To identify your business to the IRS, you’ll need an EIN. You use this number when filing and paying taxes or when submitting payroll information and payments for your employees, or if you want to open a business bank account. You can obtain one directly from the IRS, or Bizee can get one for you as part of the Oklahoma LLC formation process.

Step 6: Create an Operating Agreement


An LLC Operating Agreement is a sort of "instruction manual" that explains how you'll run your business and has details on how decisions will be made, how the business is divided among members and what happens if a member leaves the company.


Some states require that a company have this agreement in place. You're not legally required to have an Oklahoma LLC Operating Agreement in place, but it’s a good idea to have one nonetheless.

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Other Oklahoma LLC Types


Foreign LLC


If your business is already operating in another state and expanding to Oklahoma — or vice versa — you’ll need to form a Foreign LLC.


Learn more about Oklahoma Foreign LLC registration.



Professional LLC


Different from professional corporations, Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLCs) typically have licensing requirements applicable to certain fields, such as law and medicine.


To form an Oklahoma PLLC, you must file a form to create your Articles of Organization and pay a fee of $100.


Learn more about PLLC vs. LLC and which one may be right for your business.



Foreign LLC


If your business operates in another state and you want to expand into California — or vice versa — you’ll need to form a Foreign LLC.


Learn more about California Foreign LLC registration.



Series LLC


If you want to manage multiple LLCs under one umbrella LLC, you’ll need to create a Series LLC. To do so, you'll simply indicate that intention in your Oklahoma Articles of Organization when you file the form.


Decide whether an Oklahoma Series LLC is right for your business.

Helpful Resources from the State of Oklahoma

More Information in This Guide

01

How to Name Your Oklahoma LLC

How to search the Oklahoma Secretary of State's registry to find an available name for your business. Includes information on naming rules, trade names, reserving an LLC name and more.

02

Oklahoma Registered Agents

How to appoint, change and search for Registered Agents, and the rules they’re required to follow.

03

Oklahoma LLC Fees and Requirements

How to anticipate the various fees you’ll need to pay and the requirements you must meet for both state and federal rules. Includes Employer Identification Numbers (EINs), state and federal business licenses, annual reports and more.

04

Oklahoma Business Tax Rules

Information about the various taxes you'll need to pay to the state and federal governments. Includes details of state taxes, such as sales and income, and federal taxes, such as income and self-employment.

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