Is it illegal to have a business outside the registered state of your LLC?

Asked a year ago

I mentioned in passing that I wanted to start doing business in a different state, and a member said that I needed to get paperwork done for it. If our LLC is already registered and operating in a different state, can’t we just do business in any other state when we want, or is it illegal to conduct business in another state?

Brittany McDonald

Brittany McDonald

Friday, October 14, 2022

Conducting businesses in a state other than where your business is registered qualifies your business as a foreign LLC. You must register with each state where you operate if you meet the conditions for conducting business according to that state. This could include having an office, employees, a warehouse, regular contracts, etc., in the state.





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