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Utah, situated between Nevada and Colorado in the western United States, takes its name from a Native American word meaning "mountaintop dwellers". The 219 900 km2 territory consists of a wide variety of landscapes, including salt flats, mountains, lakes, deserts and rainbow-coloured canyons. The climate is hot and dry in the summer, and dry and cold in the winter. More than two thirds of the 2 550 060 population belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), and the majority of them live in Salt Lake City and the other cities in Salt Lake Valley. The state has a prosperous tourism industry, as well as copper mining, livestock and the manufacture of space vehicles and motor vehicle parts. Golden and bald eagles can be found in the mountains, and the Gila Monster, a poisonous lizard, dwells in the south-west.


The first evidence of human existence in Utah dates back to hunters in the 12th century B.C. Various different groups of Native Americans inhabited the area, though Europeans did not arrive until the late 18th century. The Mormons moved to Utah (which was then part of Mexico) in 1846, and within a very short time a large, self-sufficient community had been established. The territory became part of the United States after the Mexican War, and the Mormons dominated the local government. However, the Mormon practice of polygamy led to conflict with the federal government. The Mormons tried to build a relationship with the Native Americans, but the Shoshone people proved aggressive. Mineral reserves led to an influx of non-Mormon miners and further conflict with the polygamous Mormons. After the church leaders issued a manifesto advising against polygamy, Utah became the 45th state of the Union in 1896.


The constitution of the state of Utah dates back to 1896. The chief executive is the governor, who is elected to serve a four-year term. The House of Representatives consists of 75 members elected for two years, while the 29 members of the Senate serve a four-year term. Utah is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by three members and in the U.S. Senate by two members.

Method of incorporation / registration: The Articles of Organization must be signed by the Manager of the company. The original document is submitted to the Secretary of State for filing.
Company legal form: Limited Liability Company.
Company status: Non-resident Company
Source of corporate legislation: Limited Liability Company Act of Utah, 1991.
Possible suffixes to company name: LLC, Limited Liability Company, LC or Limited Company.
Restrictions on company name: The terms Bank, Insurance, Trust, Trustee and University may not appear in the company name.
Time required for incorporation: 4-5 weeks
Number of directors: Minimum 1 manager of any nationality
Number of shareholders: Minimum 1 member
Capitalisation: No minimum
Accounting / reporting requirements: The filing of a short report is required by the Secretary of State.
Type of shares: No shares are issued.
Annual tax and duties: 200 USD
Information publicly available: Registered office, registered agent, managers.
Disclosure of beneficiaries: Not required
Registered office: Local registered office is required by law.
Registered secretary / agent: Local registered agent is required by law.
Double tax treaty: Non-resident LLCs are not subject to any US DTTs.

COMPULSORY COSTS (payable prior to registration)

Registration fee: 290 USD
Notarial certification: 160 USD
International authentication (Apostille): 160 USD
Legal expenses, filing fees and stamp duties: 210 USD
Issuing of share certificates and initial minutes and forms: 70 USD
Corporate seal: 50 USD
Courier fees: 50 USD
Subtotal: 990 USD
Registered office and registered agent: 690 USD
Annual tax and duties: 200 USD
Subtotal: 890 USD
Total: 1880 USD

*The annual fees for the first year of existence of the company are payable prior to registration. Subsequently, the amount of 890 USD is payable annually, beginning from the second year of existence of the company. Non-payment of the annual fees results in the company being struck off the Company Register.

The amount of 1880 USD includes the following services: formation of the company, duties payable to the local authorities for the registration of the company, filing fees, provision of registered office and registered agent from formation for 1 year, annual tax for the 1st year, luxury leather corporate kit containing certificates of ownership, Article of Organization with State Secretary and Apostille certification, Operating Agreement, initial forms and minutes, and 2 company seals. The price contains no hidden costs!

Nominee Director (private person): {#Utah LLC - nominee manager#}
Nominee member: 190 USD
Certificate of Status Letter: 430 USD
Power of Attorney with Notarial Certification: 390 USD
Notarial Certification or Apostille: 160 USD
Certificate of Good Standing: {#Utah LLC - GS#}

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Formation fees including annual fees for the first year. Ready made Utah LLC with 1 nominee member, nominee manager and notarised Power of Attorney: 3150 USD
Fees payable from the second year. Registered office and registered agent, annual tax and duties, nominee member, nominee manager and notarised Power of Attorney: 2160 USD

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