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How Non-Residents Can Form a US LLC from Colombia

How Non-Residents Can Form a US LLC from Colombia

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the four-step registration process with BusinessRocket to form your US LLC from Colombia.
  • Discover the personalized support and seamless documentation handling that BusinessRocket provides to Colombian entrepreneurs.
  • Learn about the advantages of a US LLC and how it can enhance your business image and access to markets.
  • Get guidance on choosing the right state for your LLC based on specific benefits and industry demands.
  • Navigate the EIN application and US bank account opening process with BusinessRocket’s expert assistance.

Embarking on the journey to establish a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the United States from Colombia can be an exciting venture for many entrepreneurs. We at BusinessRocket have crafted a seamless process to aid non-residents in realizing their business aspirations with confidence and ease. Our expertise lies in simplifying the complex, ensuring that you can focus on what you do best – growing your business.

Most importantly, the process is tailored to be as straightforward as possible, taking into account the unique challenges faced by non-residents. Therefore, let’s delve into the key steps and considerations that Colombian entrepreneurs should keep in mind when forming a US LLC.

Why Choose a US LLC for Colombian Entrepreneurs?

For Colombian entrepreneurs with ambitions that stretch beyond Colombia’s borders, forming a US Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be a strategic move. The US LLC structure for Non-residents offers several advantages, including simplified access to the vast US market and its robust payment processing systems. The beauty of it all is that the entire formation process can be completed remotely from the comfort of your home in Colombia. At BusinessRocket, we’ve developed a four-step registration process that is designed to be fast, affordable, and completely manageable online.

Understanding BusinessRocket’s Four-Step Registration

Our registration process is broken down into four manageable steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: We begin by understanding your business needs and goals to provide tailored advice.
  2. Choosing a State: Based on your business type and objectives, we help you select the most advantageous state for your LLC.
  3. Documentation Preparation: We handle all the necessary paperwork, ensuring that it’s filed correctly and efficiently.
  4. Finalization: Once your LLC is registered, we assist with obtaining an EIN and setting up a US bank account.

By breaking down the process into these steps, we ensure that each phase is handled with the utmost care and precision, making the complex simple for you.

Choosing the Right State for Your LLC

One of the first decisions you’ll make when forming your LLC is selecting the right state for registration. This choice can significantly impact your company’s taxes, privacy, and growth potential. Because each state has its own set of rules and benefits, it’s crucial to choose wisely.

States like Delaware, Wyoming, Nevada and New Mexico are popular among non-residents due to their business-friendly laws, privacy protections and tax advantages. 

Each state presents unique benefits and considerations. For example, Wyoming stands out for its waiver of income or franchise taxes, along with minimal annual fees and swift LLC formation, coupled with robust privacy protection for LLC owners. Delaware offers exemption from out-of-state income taxation and low LLC registration fees, rendering it a cost-effective option. New Mexico offers one of the lowest filing fees among US states, removes annual reporting burdens, and enhances privacy protections for LLCs. Nevada on the other hand, while offering no income and franchise taxes, imposes a gross receipts tax; however, it compensates with robust privacy safeguards including options for an Anonymous LLC and Series LLCs. 

Each of these states offers cost-effective perks for Colombian entrepreneurs, however, most entrepreneurs will register their LLCs with New Mexico due to its cost-effective benefits. At BusinessRocket, we ensure that your concerns are considered when it comes to your US LLC.

EIN Application Process for Colombian Residents

Obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a critical step in establishing your US LLC. This unique identifier is required for tax purposes and to open a bank account in the US. Fortunately, Colombian entrepreneurs can apply for an EIN without needing a Social Security Number (SSN).

BusinessRocket’s Solutions to EIN Challenges

Obtaining an EIN as a non-resident requires manual application via fax to the IRS.  This process can be slow as it would usually take 7-10 business days for acceptance alone due to an inefficient fax system and potential IRS review which could also take up to 30 days. BusinessRocket mitigates these delays by calling the IRS three times weekly to check on application status. 

At BusinessRocket, we’re familiar with the challenges non-residents face when applying for an EIN. We offer alternative solutions, such as applying through a third-party designee or using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) if you have one.

The Importance of an EIN for International Entrepreneurs

An EIN is essential not just for tax reporting, it’s also a sign that your business is compliant with US regulations.

Understanding US Tax Obligations for Colombian LLC Owners

Colombian entrepreneurs owning a US LLC must understand the tax obligations, including federal income tax, state taxes, and local taxes. Understanding tax treaties with Colombia is crucial for tax planning and compliance. 

These treaties prevent double taxation and determine which country has the right to tax certain income types. BusinessRocket offers tax compliance services to help LLCs meet their obligations, including preparing and filing tax returns and maximizing benefits under the US-Colombia tax treaty.

Opening a US Bank Account from Colombia

Opening a US bank account adds legitimacy to your LLC and simplifies financial transactions. While this process can be more complex for non-residents, BusinessRocket has a system in place to help you navigate it smoothly.

Limited US banks offer business checking for non-resident owners, often requiring in-person visits and ID verification. BusinessRocket can help navigate this process and partner with compatible banks. BusinessRocket facilitates applications via wise.com for all clients, ensuring accuracy for faster processing. Non-residents will need a passport, bank statement, or utility bill verification to process their US LLC bank account.

Maintaining Your US LLC from Colombia

After your LLC is up and running, it’s essential to maintain good standing with the state of registration. This involves annual reports, tax filings, and other regulatory requirements that can be challenging to manage from abroad.

“Keeping your LLC in compliance is critical to protect your liability shield and ensure your business operates without interruptions.” – Angela Warren, BusinessRocket Flow Manager

We understand the intricacies of state compliance and offer services to help you stay on top of these obligations, all from the comfort of your home in Colombia.

Yearly Compliance Management with BusinessRocket

Our yearly compliance management services are designed to take the burden off your shoulders. We’ll remind you of important deadlines, prepare and file necessary documents, and keep you informed of any changes in state laws that may affect your LLC.

Register Your LLC from Colombia with BusinessRocket

At BusinessRocket, we recognize that the entrepreneurial spirit transcends geographical limits. That’s why we’ve specifically adapted our services to assist Colombian entrepreneurs in making their mark on the US market via LLC formation. 

Our 4-Step Process

We are committed to making the process of forming an LLC by Colombian residents in the US as seamless as possible. All you need to do is to follow the 4 easy steps below. 


Form Your US LLC from Colombia Today

Contact us now to expand the reach of your Colombian business to the US.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Can I register an LLC in the US even if I’m not a resident of the United States?

Absolutely!  Colombian citizens, like many others, can establish LLCs in the US. BusinessRocket is here to help you navigate the entire process remotely, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

What are the advantages of using BusinessRocket for my Colombian LLC formation?

BusinessRocket understands the unique needs of Colombian entrepreneurs establishing a presence in the US.  We offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Personalized support: Our bilingual team speaks fluent Spanish and English, and is here to answer all your questions throughout the LLC formation process.
  • Expert guidance on state selection: We’ll help you choose the ideal US state for your business, considering factors like taxation, industry regulations, and formation costs.
  • Assistance with EIN applications: We’ll guide you through the process of obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your LLC, a crucial step for opening a US bank account.
  • Help with opening a US bank account: BusinessRocket has established relationships with US banks that are receptive to international clients. We’ll provide the necessary documentation and guide you through the application process to ensure a successful outcome.

What yearly compliance requirements are there for my US LLC?

Maintaining good standing for your US LLC requires adhering to annual compliance obligations.  These include filing yearly reports with the chosen state, maintaining a registered agent service address in the US, and fulfilling all tax filing requirements.  BusinessRocket offers ongoing compliance management services to ensure your LLC remains compliant and avoids any potential penalties.

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