Requirement for a Nevada LLC to Work in Connecticut

by Timothy James
You should take the appropriate legal steps to do business in Connecticut.

You should take the appropriate legal steps to do business in Connecticut.

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A Nevada LLC can operate in Connecticut, but only if it takes certain mandatory steps required under Connecticut law. This is because Connecticut considers LLCs formed under the laws of another state, such as Nevada, to be "foreign corporations" subject to the regulatory requirements of its secretary of state. If a Nevada LLC fails to follow these regulations, it must pay back fees and taxes, with interest, as well as a fine of $300 per month, to the Connecticut Secretary of State.

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Name

Step 1

Decide on a name suitable for doing business in Connecticut that contains one of the following words listed in Section 33-925 of the Connecticut Business Corporations Act: "corporation," "incorporated," "company," "Societa per Azioni," "limited," or the abbreviation "corp.," "inc.," "co.," "S.p.A." or "ltd." Use the existing name of your business, or decide on a different name if you prefer.

Step 2

Search the C.O.N.C.O.R.D. database to ensure the name isn't already in use. The database is maintained by the Commercial Recording Division of the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Step 3

Create a fictitious business name, containing at least one of the words listed in Section 33-925 of the Connecticut Business Corporations Act ("corporation," "incorporated," etc.), if the Nevada LLC's name isn't available. Prepare a copy of a resolution from the Nevada LLC's board of directors that designates the fictitious name as the name under which the Nevada LLC will transact business in Connecticut.

Registration

Step 1

Select a registered agent to receive service of process--a registered agent receives the papers that initiate a lawsuit if someone in Connecticut wishes to sue the Nevada LLC. Select a manager or member of the LLC residing in Connecticut, appoint the Connecticut Secretary of State to serve as agent, or select an appropriate third party.

Step 2

Complete the "Application for Registration: Limited Liability Company - Foreign" form provided by the Connecticut Secretary of State and available online for your convenience. Attach, if necessary, a copy of a resolution from the Nevada LLC's board of directors that designates the fictitious name as the name under which the Nevada LLC will transact business in Connecticut.

Step 3

File the completed application online at the Express Customer Filing page provided by the Commercial Recording Division of the Connecticut Secretary of State, or mail the form to the address listed at the end of the application.