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
Some email applications may move messages from the Inbox to a different folder, such as Junk, Spam, or Clutter. You can prevent geauxBIZ messages from getting moved by adding the address firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. You can also try locating a geauxBIZ message in a Junk or Spam folder, and then select the option to "Allow messages from this Sender" or mark them "Not Junk."
Some email applications may not deliver messages from unrecognized senders. Your Information Technology staff may need to whitelist sos.la.gov in your organization's spam filter application.
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.