If you are starting a an LLC, you are probably going to give money to your LLC and use some of your own personal money to fund the initial startup costs. This is a continuation of the topic I discuss previously, How To Pay Yourself In A Single Member LLC. Giving money to your LLC for legal fees, to purchase supplies or equipment, marketing, etc. is a perfectly normal. In fact, it’s reasonable and the acceptable thing to do.
Along with How Do I Pay Myself in a Single-Member LLC, the other question I get asked quite often is “how do I give money to my LLC?” Particularly in the instance of a single-member LLC. People are not sure if such contributions should be considered loans, or how they are supposed to record and treat any contributions in general.
If you are starting a single-member LLC, or a multi-member LLC, there are two ways that you can give money to your LLC to use your own personal assets to capitalize your business. Those two ways are as a member contribution and as a loan.