Forming LLCs

Your Company Must File a Report with FinCen or Be Fined $500/Day

A federal law called the Corporate Transparency Act effective January 1, 2024, requires almost all U.S. companies to file a FinCEN Beneficial Owner Information report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Treasury (“FinCEN“) or the company can be fined $500 a day for a late report.  Companies formed before 2024 must file no later than December 31, 2024.  Companies formed in 2024 must file within 90 days of their formation date.

My son and I own a company called FinCEN Filer, LLC, that files FinCEN BOI reports.  To learn more about the Corporate Transparency Act read How to Avoid the $500/Day Fine and articles and blog posts on FinCEN Filer’s website. Watch these FinCEN Filer videos: 1. What Info Must be Reported, 2. Definition of Beneficial Owner, 3. What Beneficial Owner Information is in a FinCEN BOI Report, 4. Alert: Legal Consequences of Filing a False FinCEN Report, and 5. Our FinCEN BOI Report Services.

How to Hire FinCEN Filer to File a FinCEN BOI Report

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Warning: If you are an owner of a U.S. company you need to be aware of the due date of your company’s FinCEN BOI report.  Reports are due:

  • December 31, 2024, for companies created before 2024.
  • 90 days after the company was formed if it is formed in 2024.
  • 30 days after the company was formed if it was formed after 2024.

How the CTA Affects Your Entity

Here is a brief summary of the CTA:

  • Almost ALL existing companies and companies formed in the future are or will be reporting companies that must report the required information to FinCEN.  See the definition of required information.
  • A beneficial owner is an individual who, directly or indirectly, through any contract, arrangement, understanding, relationship, or otherwise (i) exercises substantial control over the entity, or (ii) owns or controls not less than 25 percent of the ownership interests of the entity.  See the definition of beneficial owner.
  • The following is the required information about each beneficial owner and applicant that the reporting company must report to FinCEN: (i) full legal name, (ii) date of birth, (iii) current, as of the date on which the report is delivered to FinCEN, residential address, and (iv) the unique identifying number from the beneficial owner’s or applicant’s acceptable identification document or the beneficial owner’s or applicant’s FinCEN identifier number.  See the definition of required information.
  • A reporting company that violates the CTA shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty of up to $500 for each day that the violation continues or has not been remedied; and may be fined not more than $10,000, imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both.

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Don’t Pay LegalZoom More than an Arizona LLC Attorney to Form an Arizona LLC

Question: People frequently ask me why they should hire me, Richard Keyt, an Arizona LLC attorney who has formed 9,000+ AZ LLCs, to form their Arizona limited liability company instead of LegalZoom?

Answer: People should hire me to form their AZ LLC instead of LegalZoom for the following reasons:

  • We file the new company’s FinCEN Beneficial Owner Information report required by the Corporate Transparency Act for our Silver and Gold LLC formation packages.  If your new company does not file this report within 90 days of its formation date the U.S. Treasury can fine the company $500 a day for each day the report is late.  See FinCEN Filer, LLC to learn more about this law.  Companies formed before 2024 must file their report on or before December 31, 2024.  LegalZoom charges an additional $99 to file this report.
  • I’m $372 Cheaper than LegalZoom for Similar Services: As of 2/24/24 LegalZoom’s premium LLC formation package is $582, but it includes an attorney fee of $49/month for a year, which is an additional $588/year.  FinCEN BOI report filing fee is $99.  The total LLC premium formation fee for the first year is $1,269, which is $372 more than my $897 Silver LLC package which includes filing the FinCEN BOI report.
  • Our annual statutory agent (aka Registered Agent) fee is $99.  LegalZoom’s annual statutory agent Service is $199/year.
  • I’ve Got 356 Five Star Reviews: Read our 356 happy client five-star reviews on Google, Facebook & Birdeye.  When I Google LegalZoom it doesn’t display any reviews.
  • I’m an Arizona LLC Attorney who has been forming LLCs since 1992: I formed the first LLC in Arizona the day Arizona’s LLC law became effective in October of 1992. I have formed 9,000+ Arizona LLCs since I started counting in 2002.


2024-05-26T07:33:16-07:00April 1st, 2024|FAQs, Forming LLCs|0 Comments

Arizona Corporation Commission Creates Authorized Filers

On June 29, 2021, the Arizona Corporation Commission added new features to its online service.  These new features are called “owners” and “authorized filers.”

  • Owner.  The owner of an account for an LLC, PLLC or corporation created on the ACC’s online website is the person whose user name and password was used to login to the ACC’s website and who then formed the LLC, PLLC or corporation.  Only companies created online after May 21, 2018, have owners.  Companies created by filing paper forms do not have owners.  ACC staff can add an owner to a company if the company does not have an owner.
  • Authorized Filer.  The owner of the account for an LLC, PLLC or corporation can add one or more people as “authorized filers” for the owner’s company.  Authorized filers can login to the ACC’s website then use the ACC’s online services to make changes to the company for which the person is one of its authorized filers.

For all companies created online after May 21, 2018, only the owner of the company’s ACC account and the company’s authorized filers can file changes to the company using the ACC’s website.  Companies created by filing paper documents do not have an owner.

Here’s the ACC’s info about authorized filers and owners:

IRS Employer ID Number (EIN) Warning for New LLCs & Corporations

The Internal Revenue Service has an online wizard that allows people to apply for and receive an employer identification number (EIN) for a company in a 5 – 10 minute data entry session. Companies need an EIN to open a bank account and file federal tax returns.  See our EIN online wizard video that shows how to complete the online application.

Usually the online EIN wizard works great and people can quickly get an EIN for a newly formed company.  Unfortunately the online wizard sometimes rejects an EIN application because of “Reference Number 101,” which usually means the company’s name is the same as or too similar to another company’s name.  The wizard displays this message:

“We are unable to provide you with an EIN.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but based on the information provided we are unable to provide you with an EIN through this online assistant.  Please call 1-800-829-4933 for assistance. When outside the US, call 267-941-1099. TTY/TDD: 1-800-829-4059.  Please have your information readily available, and mention reference number 101.”

If you get the above message then your company must apply for its EIN by faxing its SS-4 application to the IRS at 855-641-6935. After getting this rejection message we’ve called the IRS and been told that it will be 45 days before the IRS issues the EIN.

Note: A one member LLC or an LLC owned only by a married couple as community property can use the social security number of one of the members to open the LLC’s bank account.

If getting your new company’s EIN immediately instead of in 45 days you have two options: (1) go with your desired name and take a chance that the EIN application will not be rejected, or (2) make the name of your company unique and a name that no other company will have.

2021-08-18T10:38:31-07:00October 28th, 2020|Forming LLCs, How Do I, Tax Issues|0 Comments

Why Your Name in Your LLC’s Articles of Organization Should Be the Name on Your Driver’s License or Passport

Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act is a statute that is intended to prevent the funding of terrorism and money laundering.  This federal law requires financial institutions such as banks and credit unions to verify and record the identity of every person who opens an account.  To open a bank account you must be able to verify your name, physical address, mailing address an date of birth.

Here are documents that you can present to a bank to verify:

  • Who you are:  driver’s license, social security card, passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, legal name change certificate or state issued id.
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN):  social security card.
  • Your Address: driver’s license, state issued ID, a bank statement, a current phone or utility bill that shows your home address, not a P.O. Box.
  • Your Birthday: driver’s license, U.S. passport, birth certificate, or state issued ID

Accounts for an Entity

If an account is being opened for a limited liability company, corporation or partnership the bank or credit union is required to ask for and verify identity information (name, address, date of birth, social security number and identification documents) for:
  • Each individual that has beneficial ownership (25% or more) in the entity; and
  • One individual that has significant managerial responsibility for the entity.

Bottom line:  When you form a new Arizona limited liability company and you are to be named in the Articles of Organization as a member or manager your name in the AOO should be exactly as it reads on your driver’s license, passport, state issued ID or birth certificate.  If your name in your Arizona LLC’s Articles of Organization is not identical to your name on one of those documents a bank may refuse to open a bank account for the LLC.

2020-10-25T10:10:50-07:00October 24th, 2020|Articles of Organization, Forming LLCs|0 Comments

We Formed 65 LLCs in July 2020, a Firm Monthly Record

July of 2020 was a record-setting month for our LLC formations.  We formed 65 new Arizona LLCs and PLLCs that month.  Thanks to all of our new clients.  People love our low priced LLC formation services, which is why we have 349 five star reviews on Google, Facebook and Birdeye.  See the contents and prices of our three LLC packages.  Complete our online questionnaire to hire us to form an LLC or call Arizona LLC attorney Richard Keyt at 480-664-7478.

2020-09-01T18:29:30-07:00August 1st, 2020|Forming LLCs, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Same Day Filing & Approval by the Arizona Corporation Commission for Our LLCs

As of April 1, 2020, we changed our Arizona LLC formation service to include same day filing and approval of the LLC’s Articles of Organization by the Arizona Corporation Commission.  We provide this unique service for NO ADDITIONAL FEE.  This mean all LLCs we form can begin doing business, open a bank account and receive income the same day we are hired and paid to form the LLC.

Our New Arizona LLC Website is at

I created a new website called “We are Arizona LLC Attorneys” at We are Arizona’s premier LLC lawyers, which is why we have formed 9,000+ LLCs since 1992 and have 236 five star Google reviews and a total of 349 five star online reviews.

The purpose of this new site is to make it easier for people to hire us to what we do best – form Arizona LLCs.

  • Prepare a custom Operating Agreement with language written for Arizona’s entirely new LLC law that took effect on 9/1/19.  Our Operating Agreement fees are $$297 for a single member or married couple LLC and $797.  If you have an existing Arizona LLC or will create a new Arizona LLC  its members should sign an Operating Agreement that complies with Arizona’s new LLC law.
  • Prepare a custom Buy Sell Agreement for $1,294 after a $700 discount (if we formed the LLC or prepared its Operating Agreement) or $1,994 without the discount.  This important document contains the exit strategy that can result in a buy out of a membership interest when a member dies, is convicted of a felony, files bankruptcy, defaults under the Operating Agreement or suffers one of 19 other possible triggering eventsNote: Review our Buy Sell Agreement Preparation Questionnaire to see how comprehensive our agreement is.

Arizona LLCs Are Not Required to Have an Address in Arizona

As of September 1, 2019, limited liability companies formed in Arizona are not required to have a known place of business in Arizona.  New Arizona LLCs must state in their Articles of Organization the company’s “principal address,” which can be a physical or mailing address any where in the world.

Whether or not the new Arizona LLC must publish a notice of publication in a newspaper depends on the county in which the company’s statutory agent has its street address.  If the new LLC’s statutory agent’s street address is in Maricopa County or Pima County, publication of the Notice of Publication in a newspaper is not required.

2019-09-02T11:19:41-07:00September 2nd, 2019|Forming LLCs, New Arizona LLC Act|0 Comments

We Now Offer Same Day LLC Formation & Arizona Corporation Commission Approval

We will form your new Arizona LLC or PLLC and get its Articles of Organization approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission the same day you hire us (including Saturdays and Sundays) if you:

  • Pay the entire fee for your LLC or PLLC plus an additional $97 for same day approval service, and
  • Confirm that the information you submit to us in our LLC Formation Questionnaire is correct.

If you satisfy both of the above requirements before 4 pm Arizona time any day of the week we will form your company and get the ACC approval the same day otherwise we may form the company the next day.  We will also email to your company’s contact person a copy of the ACC approved Articles of Organization the same day we get its approval.

Bottom line:  With same day service it is possible to open a bank account for your new LLC or PLLC the same day you hire us to form your company.

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People Love Our 170 Page LLC Operations Manual eBook

When people purchase my Silver or Gold LLC package one of the features they get is access to the 170+ page ebook I wrote called the “Arizona LLC Operations Manual.”  In forming 9,000+ Arizona LLCs I learned a long time ago that people have the same post formation questions.  I realized I could save myself a lot of time on the phone and answering emails if I wrote a book that answers all of people’s post LLC formation questions.  See the Table of Contents to see the many LLC topics that are explained in the Operations Manual.

Here are four recent emails I got from happy LLC clients who wrote about the Operations Manual:

“The operations manual well written and easy to follow. A great tool to have as a guide and reference. I would recommend an LLC keep this guide for its existence.  On a separate note thanks for the regular communication … wish all law firms were as easy to work with.”

“The LLC Operations Manual has been a great resource.  Its is well organized and provides clear instructions on what tod (and what not to do).”

“The online book is very helpful, as well as the email alerts.  I appreciate having the information that, for most the part, is easy to understand.”

“So, far I have not ended up with questions not covered by the book.”

2018-11-12T13:59:31-07:00November 13th, 2018|Forming LLCs, Operating LLCs|0 Comments

How to Open a Bank Account for an Arizona LLC Before the ACC Approves Its Articles of Organization

Because the Arizona Corporation Commission’s new database is broken and apparently can’t be fixed the time the ACC takes to review and approve the Articles of Organization filed to create a new Arizona LLC or PLLC has sky-rocketed through the roof.  To see how long it will take for the Arizona Corporation Commission to review and approve your company’s Articles of Organization go to the ACC’s processing times web page.  See also my article called “Arizona Corporation Commission’s New Database System Sucks.”

This delay is preventing people from opening a bank account in the name of the newly formed company.  Most of the large national banks and some smaller banks in Arizona will not open a bank account for a newly formed LLC or PLLC until after the Arizona Corporation Commission approves the company’s Articles of Organization.  If you cannot wait until the ACC approves the Articles of Organization of your newly formed Arizona LLC or PLLC you can open a bank account before the Articles are approved if you go to one of the banks listed below.

1. First Western Trust. Call Anna Popova, Assistant Vice President, at 602-224-7616 or email her at [email protected]. Her office is at 2425 E Camelback Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016. To open an account this bank needs the company’s EIN, Articles of Organization with the ACC stamp on it and the company’s Operating agreement. LLC owners can open a new business account as early as the day they file the Articles of Organization with Arizona Corporation Commission. They bank also has an office at 7025 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 8525.

2. Trust Bank. Call Angela M. Chavira, Arizona Banking Manager, at 480-883-6819 or email her at [email protected]. Her office is at 2375 E. Camelback Road, Suite 155, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Trust Bank has four offices in Arizona. See its list of locations.

2019-07-04T07:58:40-07:00October 3rd, 2018|AZ Corporation Commission, Forming LLCs|0 Comments

Arizona Corporation Commission’s New Database System Sucks

This article explains a very serious problem that affects most Arizona LLCs and PLLCs that have filed paper (not online filed) Articles of Organization or amendments to Articles of Organization after May 19, 2018.  If you have a company that filed paper articles or amended articles with the Arizona Corporation Commission after that date you need to read this article so you will understand the problems the ACC probably created for you and your company.

ACC Adopts New Software System that Is Crap

On May 20, 2018, the Arizona Corporation Commission stopped using the database and related software that served the public well for many years and switched to a new database system that is broken and may not be fixable.  Before the new software went live the ACC was reviewing expedited filings in 3 – 5 business days and non-expedited filings in 20 – 25 business days.  According to the ACC’s processing time report dated July 30, 2018, the new and improved software system enables the ACC to review expedited filings in 15 -20 business days and non-expedited filings in 54 – 59 business days.

Here’s an example of the broken software system.  I did a search for an Arizona LLC.  Note the date and time of the search, which was 1/1/0001.  My search did not occur in the year after Jesus was born.  How is it possible the software programmers were unable to program the software to display the date and time of a search?  Very troubling.

The Biggest Problem is the ACC Cannot Put Correct Information on Approved Filings

The new software system prevents the Arizona Corporation Commission from compiling and disseminating accurate and correct information.  Between May 24, 2018, and July 13, 2018, we filed Articles of Organization for SIXTY-FIVE LLCs that the ACC has approved, but whose approval documents contain ACC created errors that the ACC is unable to fix.  Despite our many requests to fix incorrect dates and text the ACC put on approved documents the ACC has been unable to correct a single item  of bad information it stamped on the companies’ approval documents.  Update 8/14/18:  On this date we got the first entirely correct approved Articles of Organization, ACC approval letter and ACC website information of the 110 Articles we filed after May 20, 2018.

When the ACC approves new Articles of Organization there are three ACC created sources of information about the new company.  Information about the new company is found in the following locations:

  1. the top of the first page of the filed Articles of Organization returned to the company
  2. the ACC’s approval letter given to the company
  3. the ACC’s website

Not one of the 65 companies we formed between May 20, 2018, and July 13, 2018, that have been approved by the ACC has the correct filing date and correct information on all three of the above sources.  Despite repeated requests given to ACC personnel asking them to correct the ACC errors it has not corrected a single company’s incorrect data.

Illustrations of ACC Created Problems

The images below contain numbers in circles that refer to areas of Articles and approval letters and the website that have un-fixable errors.  The numbers in circles will be explained below.

Top of the Filed Articles of Organization


Articles of Organization Problems

The information next to numbers in a circle above is imprinted on the Articles of Organization by the ACC and then given to the company after it approves the filing of the Articles of Organization or amendment to the Articles of Organization.  The significance of each type of information shown above that has a number in a circle:

Circle 1:  The “received” date.  This is supposed to be the date the ACC received the Articles of Organization or the amendment.  This line may or may not be the actual date the ACC received the document.

Circle 2:  The “pending” or “filed” date.  Some times this line says “pending” followed by a date.  Some times it says “filed” followed by a date.  The filed date should always be the date the ACC received the Articles of Organization or the amendment.  Note:  If the ACC approved the document this line should say “filed” (not “pending”) followed by the date the ACC received the Articles of Organization or the amendment.    This line may or may not be the actual date the ACC received the document, which date is the actual date the document was filed.

Circle 3: I don’t have a clue what this long number is, but the ACC stamps it on the top right of each page of the approved document.

Circle 4: The approved document may or may not have this stamp under the first two lines the ACC puts on the top left of the first page.  In the good old days when the ACC was doing its job it always stamped its “Filed” stamp on the top of the first page of the document.  The stamp include the ACC’s file number given to the company.  Now the ACC never stamps its “Filed” stamp or the company’s file number on the approved document.  Sometimes the document may display the “Received” stamp, which is a good thing because the Received stamp always displays the correct date the document was received and filed.

ACC Approval Letter Problem


Circle 5:  This image is the top of the ACC’s letter given to companies when it approves the filed Articles or Organization or amendment to the Articles of Organization.  The document received date should be the date the ACC received the document.  This date may not be the actual date the ACC received the document.

ACC’s Company Web Page


Circle 6:  The formation date should be the date the ACC received the Articles of Organization or the amendment to the Articles of Organization.  This date is frequently wrong.

Circle 7: The Original Incorporation Date is the Formation Date.  These two dates should be the same and should be the date the ACC received the Articles of Organization or the amendment to the Articles of Organization.  This date is frequently wrong.

Circle 8: The Entity Status should say “Active,” which means the company exists.

Circle 9: The Reason for Status should say “In Good Standing.”

Important Note: If a third party asks for proof that your company exists show the ACC’s web page for the company and point out that the Entity Status is “Active” and the company is “In Good Standing.”

Bottom Line

When your company’s paper filed (not filed online) Articles of Organization have been approved by the ACC the date the ACC received the document should be the same as the filed date.  The received/filed date should be the same on each of the following locations:

  • Circle 1
  • Circle 2: This should say filed, not pending.
  • Circle 4: If this stamp is on your document it should show the date the document was received by the ACC
  • Circle 5
  • Circle 6
  • Circle 7

If your approved Articles of Organization, ACC approval letter or ACC website listing contain errors and you want to fix the errors call the Arizona Corporation Commission at 602-542-3026.

Richard Keyt Formed Arizona LLC Number 6,000

I formed my first Arizona LLC the day Arizona’s LLC law became effective in October of 1992.  I did not start counting the number of LLCs I formed until 2002 so I don’t know how many LLCs I formed the ten years after Arizona adopted LLCs.  I’ve formed 9,000+ Arizona LLCs.

The reason I’ve formed so many Arizona LLCs is because my LLC services are second to none.  Nobody offers as many LLC services as I provide for the low prices of $897 (Silver LLC) and $1,397 (Gold LLC that includes a revocable living trust).  Read some of the 349 five star Google & Facebook reviews our clients have given me.

2024-02-02T08:14:04-07:00June 3rd, 2018|Forming LLCs, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Buying a Home With an LLC: A Primer

Wall St. Journal:  “In the age of the internet, privacy is an especially valuable commodity.  To that end, many home buyers and real-estate investors form limited-liability companies with cryptic names when purchasing property. This appeals to the publicity shy, but LLCs also help homeowners avoid scams, identity theft and frivolous lawsuits.”

Arizona LLC law requires that the Articles of Organization of an Arizona LLC contain the name(s) and address(es) of all members of member managed LLCs and the name(s) and address(es) of all managers and members who own 20% or more of the capital or profits of the LLC.

The Confidential Arizona LLC

If you want to form an Arizona LLC without having your name and address stated in the Articles of Organization then you need to purchase my Gold LLC package for $1,297.  Our Gold LLC package provides confidentiality for the ultimate owner because we prepare a confidential trust to be the member of the LLC.

To learn more about the confidential LLC read my article called “How to Form an Arizona LLC without Disclosing Its Ultimate Owner(s).”

2023-07-01T15:36:31-07:00March 11th, 2018|Forming LLCs, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

How to Do an Arizona Business Name Search to Find a Name for a New LLC

If you want to form a new Arizona limited liability company the first thing you need to do is determine if your desired name is available.  The good news is that the Arizona Corporation Commission has an online name check database that will tell you if a desired name is available or taken.

In this video we will demonstrate and show you how to how to do an Arizona business name search to find a name for a new LLC. If the name is available we will also show you how to reserve the name for 120 days.

Here is the link to the Arizona Corporation Commission’s entity name database:

Warning:  People sometimes mistakenly search for arizona secretary of state business entity search when they want to know if a name is available for an Arizona LLC or corporation.  Do not search the Arizona Secretary of State’s website for LLC or corporation names because it is the Arizona Corporation Commission that determines is a name is available for an Arizona LLC or corporation.

For more videos on forming and operating Arizona limited liability companies and how to use the Arizona Corporation Commission’s forms and online services  see the KEYTLaw Youtube channel.  Please click on the subscribe icon and the bell symbol to the right of the subscribe icon to get a notice when we upload a new video.

Another Nice Review of My LLC Formation Services

Today I got my 93rd 5 star review on Google and Facebook.  I appreciate all of the five star reviews for my Arizona LLC creation services, but I especially like the review Jim J left today.  He said:

“Setting up the LLC was extremely easy. The information they provide in daily emails of things to do and Arizona law to be aware of sets Keyt apart from others I’ve used that provide similar services. The comprehensive LLC manual they have on-line has everything you need to know about starting and operating your LLC. The automation they have is truly impressive. And the price is right. The value for the money is definitely there! If you are shopping around and are skeptical about what you see on-line, ask Mr Keyt for my phone number. I would be happy to discuss the great experience I had with KEYTLaw.”

See the contents of my $497 Bronze, $797 Silver & $1,297 Gold LLC packages.  Our Gold LLC is the confidential LLC for people who do not want their name and address on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s public records.  To buy your LLC complete my online LLC formation questionnaire or call me.

If you have questions about forming an Arizona LLC call me, Richard Keyt, at 480-664-7478 or go to to book a free phone, in office or Zoom video meeting.  I don’t charge to answer questions about LLCs.

2023-02-18T14:53:17-07:00October 15th, 2017|Forming LLCs|0 Comments

Should a Corporation Own Real Estate?

Question:  I intend to buy a commercial real estate property.  Should I form a corporation to own the real estate?

Answer:  No. Nope. Absolutely not.  No way. Negative. Are you kidding? Ix nay.  Uh-uh.  Nah. Not on your life.  No way.  No way José.  Ixnay.  I hope you don’t misunderstand my position.

An article in Forbes called “Why You Should Never Hold Real Estate In A Corporation” states:

“Take, for example, the client who contemplates the type of entity that should be used to hold a piece of real estate. For most tax practitioners, this would elicit the following Pavolovian reaction:  ‘You should NEVER put real estate inside a corporation.’  And while there are very few NEVERS in the tax world, this one is pretty darn accurate.”

See also “The Perils of Holding Real Estate in a Corporation,” which discusses the federal income tax reasons it is a bad idea for a corporation to own real estate.



Keyts Formed 448 Arizona LLCs in 2016

My son Richard C. Keyt and I formed 448 Arizona limited liability companies in 2016, which exceeds the 414 LLCs we formed in 2015.  Sixteen LLCs were IRA LLCs in which IRA owners used IRA funds to make self-directed investments in real estate or other assets.  Our best year was 2012 when we formed 530 Arizona LLCs.  I formed my first LLC in October of 1992 the day Arizona’s LLC law became effective.  Since I started counting in 2002 I have formed 5,321 Arizona LLCs.

2016-12-31T11:59:58-07:00December 31st, 2016|Forming LLCs|0 Comments
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