Welcome to Louisiana geauxBIZ
geauxBIZ is your one-stop site for launching your new business in the state of Louisiana. After creating an account, you can:
- Create a checklist to help plan, make key financial decisions and complete legal activities prior to launching your new business
- Reserve a business name for your new business
- Register your business with the Louisiana Secretary of State, the Louisiana Department of Revenue, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission
- File amendments, such as annual reports, with the Louisiana Secretary of State
The full, desktop version of geauxBIZ was designed for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari web browsers with a screen resolution of 1080 × 1024 (or higher). geauxBIZ also includes fully-functional tablet and mobile versions that render geauxBIZ at lower resolutions common to tablets and mobile devices. The version of geauxBIZ that you see depends on your current screen resolution and the size of your browser window.
The current version of the above browsers are supported and we design geauxBIZ to work with the previous version as well; however, versions older than one
previous version may not display content or function properly. Some browsers have a compatibility mode that displays websites using an older version
of the browser’s rendering engine. This feature is designed to render older web sites correctly, but this feature is not necessary and will not work with geauxBIZ.
geauxBIZ supports any mobile device that is designed to run one of the above browsers; however, not all features are available across all mobile devices.
For example, file uploads must be completed from a device that has a user-accessible file system, so a file can be selected to upload. If the device you are using cannot perform a function required by geauxBIZ, geauxBIZ allows you to save your work as a draft, and return later when you can complete the task from a different device or computer.
You must create an account the first time you use geauxBIZ and then sign in every time you want to view your businesses or file a business document. This is a new requirement implemented for security purposes, but it also gives you access to enhanced geauxBIZ features that were not previously available. For example, after signing in, you can:
manage all your business associations on the My Businesses tab. It's no longer necessary to search for your businesses one-at-a-time to see the filings and amendments.
view all your business filings on the My Filings tab. After your business filing is accepted, you can access your business documents for 120 days. There's no need to search for old email messages with links to your business documents.
save a draft of your filing. There's no need to rush to complete your filing in a single session. Draft filings are available on the My Filings tab for up to 14 days after they are created.
edit and resubmit rejected filings. You can correct rejected business filings and refile them rather than having to start over from scratch. You can edit and resubmit a rejected filing for up to 14 days after it was rejected.
The online business registration allows you to file your business (i.e. corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.), register for a Louisiana tax account number and apply for an unemployment insurance account number. Use of this system streamlines the registration process by providing access to three agencies in one place. The system also allows us to process applications more accurately and efficiently.
No. The Steps for Starting a Business help you register a new or existing business in Louisiana. The option to file an annual report is located on your business’ details page. To file an annual report, your business must be associated with your geauxBIZ account. A business is associated with your geauxBIZ account automatically if you completed a business registration using geauxBIZ. If not, you can associate your business with your geauxBIZ account manually by navigating to the My Businesses tab. If your business is not listed on the My Businesses tab, click Add Existing Business and complete the search to select and associate your business. Once a business is listed on the My Businesses tab, click View to view the business details page for the business. If you have an annual report due, you will see the File Annual Report option. For more information, please view Maintain: Filing Amendments, such as Annual Reports.