Generally, you need to submit a certificate of formation to the Secretary of State and possibly register for an EIN with the IRS.
While not all Secretary of State websites allow you to file their LLC forms online, there are a few internet companies that act as a technology layer to let you form an LLC online with all 50 states.
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Do you know which state you want to file your LLC in? If you want to file in a state where you are not physically located in, you may have to pay for a registered agent and extra annual fees. More on that here:
Hope that helps clear up your confusion. Anis really one of the easiest business structures to form due to its minimal legal requirements. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly.