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Form LLC in Wyoming and Foreign LLC in Ohio. Right way to do it? And suggestions for accounting software.

Good day. I am looking to form an LLC for sole member for a service based new business (Negotiation / Finding Deals - online, or phone) and working out of my home in Ohio. I am looking to do a startup as my company has been laying people off so trying to diversify into something else. I am looking to keep my LLC ownership anonymous and also have asset protection for the LLC. I am not looking to bypass any laws or rules and am more of an introvert so not looking to have my name freely out there. I know for lawsuits/IRS, etc.. the door is open to identity which is fine.

I read that Wyoming has both anonymity and asset protection for LLCs. Does it make sense to set up an LLC in Wyoming and do I need to register still as a foreign LLC in Ohio? If I begin my business in Wyoming LLC and I lose my job in Ohio, I'd like to be able to continue trying to generate revenue and build my new business, and keep it away from personal creditors, if things take a turn for the worse for me. I am hoping for the best, but planning for the worse, if that makes sense.

I did read that there is more complexity to doing it the way I mentioned, but I am okay with a little more complexity if I can obtain some anonymity and stronger asset protection for the LLC assets if my personal situation happens to take a dive. Also, I am guessing I would meet the definition of 'transacting business in 'Ohio', right?

I hope this next question isn't a LOL question, but would Quickbooks work well in this situation from both a low cost and effectiveness structure with the Wyoming / Ohio set-up?


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