For tax and business-friendly purposes, I recently registered a company in Wyoming and have listed as the Principal Office the address of my registered agent in Wyoming. No physical items will be sold, but the company intends to make money when customers upload files onto the site. The LLC has three members, and two of these members (neither of which is an employee) live in Texas. Both Texas members will design the website in Texas using a Texas-based web hosting service. I will be manager (living in New Jersey) but my role will only be to consult my Texas co-members via phone, suggest changes to the website to help the business grow, and manage the LLC bank account. Three questions:
1. Before the website is designed and any customer transactions are executed, do I need to register the LLC as a foreign or out of state entity in Texas or New Jersey? My guess is no on this since no business has been conducted at this point.
2. Once customers begin to transact business on the site, do I need to register as a foreign entity in Texas and/or New Jersey, especially since the web hosting company my LLC uses is based in Texas and my Texas-dwelling co-members will maintain the site?
3. If yes to #2, would I be able to avoid registering in Texas if the web hosting company my LLC uses is based in Wyoming?
My thanks to anyone that can provide some insight!