We are a military family (US residents) currently residing the Germany. I would like to form an LLC to start a business providing deposition summary services to Stateside lawfirms. Although while technically a resident of Illinois I have no real property there. Must I incorporate in Illinois or can I form the LLC in another state, ie Arizona. The business will be 95-100% electronic. The business address would be our military address.
– Christina, Germany
Because you are living outside the United States, you ought to choose to incorporate in the state with the lowest formation fees, lowest on-going compliance requirements (e.g. no annual reports), and most pro-business laws.
That probably means NOT Illinois, New York, or California 🙂
You are a good candidate for a Delaware or Nevada LLC, or even from one of the low cost, no-annual reporting states.
States with No Annual Reporting Requirement for LLCs
- New Mexico
- South Carolina