Certificate Of Formation-Limited Partnership Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Limited Partnership Secretary Of State.
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Form 207--General Information (Certificate of Formation--Limited Partnership) The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and tax specialist. Commentary A limited partnership (hereinafter LP) is governed by title 4, chapters 151 and 153 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC). Title 1, chapter 3, subchapter A of the BOC governs the formation of an LP and sets forth the provisions required or permitted to be contained in the certificate of formation. An association of two or more persons to carry on a business for profit creates a partnership unless the association or organization is created under a statute other than title 4 of the BOC. A limited partnership is a partnership with limited partners that do not have the obligations or duties of general partners solely by reason of being limited partners. To form a limited partnership, the partners must enter into a partnership agreement and file a certificate of formation with the secretary of state. In a limited partnership, there will be one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. Partners may be individuals, partnerships, corporations, and any other type of legal entity. Taxes: Limited partnerships are subject to a state franchise tax. Contact the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Assistance Section, Austin, Texas, 78774-0100, (512) 463-4600 or (800) 252-1381 for franchise tax information. For information relating to federal employer identification numbers, federal income tax filing requirements, tax publications and forms call (800) 829-3676 or visit the Internal Revenue Service web site at www.irs.gov. Instructions for Form · Article 1--Entity Name and Type: Provide a partnership name and organizational designation. Under section 5.053 of the BOC, if the name chosen is the same as, deceptively similar to, or similar to the name of any existing domestic or foreign filing entity, or any name reservation or registration filed with the secretary of state, the document cannot be filed. The administrative rules adopted for determining entity name availability (Texas Administrative Code, title 1, part 4, chapter 79, subchapter C) may be viewed at www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/index.shtml. If you wish the secretary of state to provide a preliminary determination on name availability, you may call (512) 463-5555, dial 7-1-1 for relay services, or e-mail your name inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. A final determination cannot be made until the document is received and processed by the secretary of state. Do not make financial expenditures or execute documents based on a preliminary clearance. Also note that the preclearance of a name or the issuance of a certificate of formation under a name does not authorize the use of a name in violation of another person's rights to the name. Article 2--Registered Agent and Registered Office: The registered agent can be either (option A) a domestic entity or a foreign entity that is registered to do business in Texas or (option B) an individual resident of the state. The limited partnership cannot act as its own registered agent; do not enter the limited partnership name as the name of the registered agent. Consent: A person designated as the registered agent of an entity must have consented, either in a written or electronic form, to serve as the registered agent of the entity. Although consent is required, a copy of the person's written or electronic consent need not be submitted with the · Form 207 Instruction Page 1 Do not submit with filing. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com certificate of formation. The liabilities and penalties imposed by sections 4.007 and 4.008 of the BOC apply with respect to a false statement in a filing instrument that names a person as the registered agent of an entity without that person's consent. (BOC § 5.207) Office Address Requirements: The registered office address must be located at a street address where service of process may be personally served on the entity's registered agent during normal business hours. Although the registered office is not required to be the entity's principal place of business, the registered office may not be solely a mailbox service or telephone answering service (BOC § 5.201). · Article 3--Governing Authority: The certificate of formation must state the name and address of each general partner in the space provided. A minimum of one general partner is required. If the general partner is an individual, set forth the name of the individual in the format specified. Do not use prefixes (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Ms.). Use the suffix box only for titles of lineage (e.g., Jr., Sr., III) and not for other suffixes or titles (e.g., M.D., Ph.D.). If the general partner is an organization, set forth the legal name of the organization. For each governing person, only one name should be entered. Do not include both the name of an individual and the name of an organization. An address is always required for each general partner. Please note that a document on file with the secretary of state is a public record that is subject to public access and disclosure. When providing address information for a general partner, use a business or post office box address rather than a residence address if privacy concerns are an issue. · Article 4--Principal Office: The certificate of formation must include the address of the principal office of the partnership in the United States where records are to be kept or made available in accordance with section 153.551 of the BOC. Set forth the principal office in article 4. Supplemental Provisions/Information: Additional space has been provided for additional text to an article within this form or to provide for additional articles to contain optional provisions. Effectiveness of Filing: A certificate of formation becomes effective when filed by the secretary of state (option A). However, pursuant to sections 4.052 and 4.053 of the BOC the effectiveness of the instrument may be delayed to a date not more than ninety (90) days from the date the instrument is signed (option B). The effectiveness of the instrument also may be delayed on the occurrence of a future event or fact, other than the passage of time (option C). If option C is selected, you must state the manner in which the event or fact will cause the i