Privacy has become more important than ever, now that everything has become widely available with a simple online search. Because of that, Colorado is popular state with people that want to protect themselves with its privacy laws. To clear some things up, we want to explain a little about what these laws cover and what you can expect from them. Remember, privacy is a right you have as a citizen, which means there's no shame in wanting some privacy for you, your family and business.
LLCs in Colorado are private from the beginning. When we file the incorporation documents, the Colorado Secretary of State only asks who the organizer is. The organizer is the person who files the paperwork – and that’s us! This means it is our information that goes into the record rather than yours. This is good for you for several reasons.
Since you hire us to pay the State, it means that not only does the paper trail lead to us, but the money trail too.
Remember, there's nothing wrong with wanting a little privacy, it's your right to have some. In fact, there's lots of problems that you can avoid if you don't flash your wealth. Flashing your wealth and possessions makes you a far bigger target for lawsuits when compared to people that don't do that.
You can avoid anyone from creditors to neighbors and family from finding you online. Besides having us protect your identity by forming your LLC, we also recommend you protect your assets from prying fingers and vigilant eyes by being modest in the public eye.
As your registered agents, we have to maintain a record of the owners and the managers for the LLC. Don't worry, as this is strictly for internal use and we won't be disclosing any information to third parties.
If you need an EIN, the IRS will either need your SSN or another EIN. The IRS won't disclose any information to anyone that doesn't have a proper court order. This information isn't available to creditors or any other government agencies. Taxes are inevitable, and Colorado privacy laws weren't meant to be used to avoid them.
Foreign parties to Colorado don't have access to information about the beneficial owners of LLCs in the state. They would need to secure legal representation then have to subpoena the information they're after. That’s a lot of hurdles to get through. However, we recommend keeping a legal and/or tax expert in retainer so that they can advise on the specifics of your own situation. Learn more about incorporating in Colorado.