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How to Start an LLC in Your State

A State-by-State Guide to Starting an LLC

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Alabama

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $186
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 weeks
  • The expedited filing time for a paper filing is 7 weeks

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • a name reservation request
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for LLCs at this time

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Alaska

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $250
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • your Alaska NAICS code

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within six months of organization
  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Note: AS 10.50.760 - (d) "Upon receipt of a form from the department, a limited liability company shall file a biennial report within six months after original organization."

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: Before January 2 of the relevant year (the report is considered delinquent, and fees and penalties may apply, if it is not filed before February 1)
  • Filing Fee: $100
  • Note: AS 10.50.760 - (a) “A limited liability company filing articles of organization and a foreign limited liability company registering during an even-numbered year shall file the biennial report each even-numbered year. A limited liability company filing articles of organization and a foreign limited liability company registering during an odd-numbered year shall file the biennial report each odd-numbered year. The biennial report is delinquent if not filed before February 1 of each odd- or even-numbered year as provided in this section.”

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Arizona

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a filing by mail is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 10 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (must be in Arizona)
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the full names and addresses of members that own more than 20% of the LLC with a manager designation
  • a certificate of disclosure

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for LLCs at this time

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Arkansas

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed (if manager-managed, include the following statement: "The management of the company is vest in a manager or managers.")

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: May 1 (the first filing is due on May 1 of the year after formation) 
  • Filing Fee: $150 (plus a $5 fee to file online)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

California

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $85
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (must be in California)
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be managed by one manager, more than one manager, or all LLC members

Compliance Requirements

Statement of Information

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: Within the six-month period ending on the last day of the anniversary month of registration
  • Filing Fee: $20
  • Note: The initial Statement of Information is due within 90 days of the date of organization

Annual Franchise Tax Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within three months of the date of organization
  • Filing Fee: $800 (minimum)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Colorado

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Periodic Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within the three-month period beginning with the 1st day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $100, or $10 if filed online
  • Note: A periodic report can be filed up to two months early.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Connecticut

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $120
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 12 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's purpose (or the following default purpose: "The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed under the Connecticut Limited Liability Company Act.")
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the full names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the end of the anniversary month of the company's organization. Starting in 2018, annual reports will be due April 1.
  • Filing Fee: $20

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Delaware

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $90
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before June 1 (the first annual report is due in the calendar year following registration)
  • Filing Fee: $300

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

District of Columbia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $220
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper or online filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed (optional)

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: April 1 (the first report is due in the calendar year following registration, and then they are due every two years thereafter)
  • Filing Fee: $300 (a $100 expedite fee is required if delivering in person)
  • Note: Foreign LLCs may be liable for back reports if business was commenced prior to registration.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Office of the Secretary's processing time.

Florida

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and May 1
  • Filing Fee: $138.75 ($400 penalty if the report is filed late)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Georgia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • your completed transmittal form

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and April 1 (the first report is due following the calendar year in which the LLC was organized)
  • Filing Fee: $50

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Hawaii

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the number of initial members
  • the full names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: During the quarter that contains the anniversary date
    • If the registration date is between January 1 and March 31, the due date is on or before March 31.
    • If the registration date is between April 1 and June 30, the due date is on or before June 30.
    • If the registration date is between July 1 and September 30, the due date is on or before September 30.
    • If the registration date is between October 1 and December 31, the due date is on or before December 31.
  • Filing Fee: $15 (there is a $10 fee if filed late)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Idaho

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the full names and addresses of all members (at least one member is required)

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $0

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Illinois

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $500
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Before the first day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $250 (a $50 expedite fee applies if filing online)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Indiana

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $98
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: By the end of the company’s registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $32 (online), $50 (by mail)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Iowa

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 30 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 20 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and April 1 of odd-numbered years following the calendar year in which the company was formed
  • Filing Fee: $30 (online), $45 (by mail)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Kansas

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $165
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • your LLC's tax closing month

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: The 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the tax year
  • Filing Fee: $50 (online), $55 (by mail)
  • Franchise Tax: LLCs with taxable equity, net capital accounts, income as reported on a federal partnership return, or capital amounting to more than $1 million are required to pay franchise tax. The tax is due on the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the tax year and is calculated at $0.3125 per $1,000.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Kentucky

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $40
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and June 30 (the first report is due by June 30 of the calendar year following organization)
  • Filing Fee: $15

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Louisiana

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Attach the report to your organization qualification
  • Filing Fee: Included in the organization fee

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: The anniversary date of organization
  • Filing Fee: $30 (plus a $5 fee if paying by credit card)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Maine

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $175
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 25 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • a cover letter

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and June 1 (the first report is due following the calendar year in which the company was formed)
  • Filing Fee: $85

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Maryland

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (must be in Maryland)
  • your LLC's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: April 15
  • Filing Fee: $300 (plus a $9 fee if paying by credit card)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Massachusetts

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $520
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (must be in Massachusetts)
  • your LLC's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the names and addresses of all managers, if any
  • the names and addresses of all members who are authorized to conduct state business
  • the names and addresses of all members who are authorized to deal with real property

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the 1st day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $520 (online), $500 (by mail)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Michigan

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: February 15 (if the LLC was registered after September 30, no report needs to be filed in the year immediately succeeding its formation)
  • Filing Fee: $25

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Minnesota

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $155
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: December 31
  • Filing Fee: $0 (online), $20 (in person)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Mississippi

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $54
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • your LLC's NAICS Code

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and April 15
  • Filing Fee: $0 Franchise Tax: A minimum franchise tax of $25 is due at the end of the company's tax year. The tax is calculated at $2.50 per $1,000 of the value of the capital employed or the assessed property values in the state, whichever is greater.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Missouri

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $105
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's purpose (you may supplement your specific purpose, or solely state, the following statement: "The limited liability company's business is to transact any or all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under Missouri law.")
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for LLCs at this time

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Montana

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $70
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for an online filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: April 15
  • Filing Fee: $20

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Nebraska

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $114
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: April 1 in odd-numbered years (reports are considered delinquent if not filed by June 1, and the company will be administratively dissolved and have its authority revoked)
  • Filing Fee: $10 (plus a $3 fee if paying by credit card)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Nevada

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $75
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial List of Managers or Members

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the first month after filing the articles of organization
  • Filing Fee: $175 (minimum) (plus a $500 business license fee)

Annual List of Managers or Members

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $350

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New Hampshire

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $102
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: April 1
  • Filing Fee: $100 (plus $2 to file online)

Business Profit Tax (BPT)

  • Due Date: The 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the tax year

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New Jersey

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $130
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (must be in New Jersey)
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $53

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New Mexico

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • a Document Delivery Instruction form

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for LLCs at this time

Franchise Tax

If the LLC paid federal income tax, it is required to pay franchise tax. The tax is due by the 15th day of the third month after the end of the tax year. The fee is $50, and it should be filed with the state income tax.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New York

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $200
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: The last day of the calendar month in which the articles of organization were filed
  • Filing Fee: $9

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

North Carolina

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $127
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper or online filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: April 15
  • Filing Fee: $202 (online), $200 (by mail)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

North Dakota

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $135
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 6 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for a paper filing is 4 weeks.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: November 15
  • Filing Fee: $50

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Ohio

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $99
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper or online  filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for LLCs at this time

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Oklahoma

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $104
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the company's registration anniversary date
  • Filing Fee: $25

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Oregon

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all members or managers (optional)

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the company's registration anniversary date
  • Filing Fee: $100

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Pennsylvania

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (only required if you do not have a registered agent)
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Decennial Report

  • Frequency: Decennially
  • Due Date: Every 10 years in years ending in 1 (2011, 2021, 2031, etc.) during any time of the calendar year if no other filings have been made during the 10-year period
  • Filing Fee: $70
  • Note: If the report is not filed, business activity may be suspended.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Rhode Island

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $156
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between September 1 and November 1 (the first report is due after the year of organization)
  • Filing Fee: $50 (plus a $2.50 fee if filed online)

Franchise Tax

The tax is due before the 15th day of the third month following the close of the company's tax year. The minimum amount is $500, but this amount varies depending on the number of authorized shares of stock.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

South Carolina

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address (must be in South Carolina)
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for LLCs at this time
  • Note: If the LLC has elected to be taxed as an S corporation, it must file SC 1120S annually with the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

South Dakota

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $165
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of all managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Before the 1st day of the second month following the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $50 (online), $65 (paper) (a $50 fee is applied if the report is filed late)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Tennessee

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $300
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed, manager-managed, or director-managed
  • the number of members
  • your LLC's fiscal year closing month

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the 1st day of the fourth month following the close of the company's fiscal year
  • Filing Fee: $50 per member ($300 minimum)

Franchise Tax

The tax is due on the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the company's fiscal year. The minimum fee is $100, and it is calculated based on the LLC's net worth or real and tangible property.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Texas

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $310
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the full names and addresses of all members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: May 15
  • Filing Fee: $0

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Utah

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $70
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 10 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the company's registration anniversary day
  • Filing Fee: $15

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Vermont

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's NAICS Code
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within three months after the end of the company's fiscal year
  • Filing Fee: $35

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Virginia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $103
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your full office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the company’s registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $50

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Washington

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $200
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 25 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 120 days of the company's organization
  • Filing Fee: $10

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $71

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

West Virginia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $131
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of the members or managers

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and July 1 (the first report is due the year after the company was registered)
  • Filing Fee: $25
  • Note: The filing fee is waived for veteran-owned LLCs for four years after the company's organization.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Wisconsin

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $170
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your LLC's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Based on the company's anniversary date
    • If the registration date is between January 1 and March 31, the due date is on or before March 31.
    • If the registration date is between April 1 and June 30, the due date is on or before June 30.
    • If the registration date is between July 1 and September 30, the due date is on or before September 30.
    • If the registration date is between October 1 and December 31, the due date is on or before December 31.
  • Filing Fee: $25

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Wyoming

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $102
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: The 1st day of the company's registration anniversary month
  • Filing Fee: $50 for LLCs with less than $250,000 in assets (the fee varies depending on assets) (plus a $2–$9 convenience fee for online filing)

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.