State-by-State LLC Filing Tips for Your Small Business — All 50 States

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State-by-State LLC Filing Tips for Your Small Business — All 50 States

Forming a business is tricky. As a small business, one of the most important decisions is regarding whether to form an LLC or not. It’s like Morpheus asking, “Which pill will you choose?” The red one, where you can establish your business as an LLC, or the blue one, where things stay status quo.

If you're leaning towards the red pill, you’re probably seeking a bit of direction. Here's how to get your LLC incorporated, along with filing tips and requirements for each state — all in one place!

Is an LLC Best for Small Business?

Did you know that 40 percent of businesses don't form a legal business entity? However, filing for a legal business entity is the best way to run a business and protect your personal assets. Furthermore, it makes your business official — something that is of value when you're dealing with another legal entity.

A limited liability company (LLC) is one of the most common business structures as it's quick and relatively inexpensive to set up. 

For state-by-state LLC filing tips, use this drop-down menu and select your state of incorporation to get all the details on filing an LLC:

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Location_01
Alabama
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$237
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
21 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $100
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax & sales taxes apply. Corporate tax of 6.5%
  • All LLCs are required to pay Business Privilege Tax (BPT) of minimum of $100
Location_01
Alaska
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$250
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
21 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $100 for initial report and biennial report
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax rate 9.4%
  • No state income or sales tax
Location_01
Arizona
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$85
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
4-16 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • File Notice of LLC Formation for 3 consecutive weeks with approved newspaper within the county of LLC
  • Register with the Arizona Department of Revenue if you have employees or are selling goods
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
No
Applicable State Taxes
  • Transaction Privilege Tax or TPT (sales tax) of 5.6% applies if you sell within Arizona 
  • Employer taxes if your LLC has employees
Location_01
Arkansas
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$45
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2-3 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
  • Register with the Department of Finance and Administration if selling goods
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax applies 
  • Sales tax 6.5% 
  • Annual franchise tax of $150
Location_01
California
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$75
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
15 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, the initial Statement of Information is to be filed within 90 days of formation ($20). After this, the form is due biennially.
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax 8.84%
  • State income tax 13.3%
  • Sales tax  7.25% 
  • Annual tax $800 (waived for first year for those who register in the state)
Location_01
Colorado
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$1
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
Immediate approval
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements 
  • Secure business record online
  • Minors (under 18) cannot serve as organizer
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $10
Applicable State Taxes
  • LLCs pay a flat income tax rate of 4.55% 
  • State sales tax 2.9%
Location_01
Connecticut
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$120
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
3-5 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $20
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax applies
  • Sales tax rate 6.35%
Location_01
Delaware
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$90
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
7-10 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
No
Applicable State Taxes
  • No sales tax
  • Corporate tax 8.7% 
  • State income tax also applies 
  • Annual franchise tax of $300
Location_01
Florida
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$125
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
14-28 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Publish Legal Notice of Intent in local newspaper if you intend on using a fictitious business name for LLC
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $138.75
Applicable State Taxes
  • No state income tax 
  • Corporate tax 5.5% 
  • Sales tax 6%
Location_01
Georgia
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
7-10 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $50
Applicable State Taxes
  • Sales tax 4%
  • Corporate tax rate 8%
Location_01
Hawaii
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$50
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
3-5 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • GET (General Excise Tax) license ($20)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $15
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax ranges from 4.4%-6.4% 
  • State income tax
  • State GET tax
Location_01
Idaho
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
28 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, no fee
Applicable State Taxes
  • There is a $10 minimum tax on the LLC in addition to income tax
  •  Sales tax applies
  • Corporate tax 6.5%
Location_01
Illinois
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$150
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
7-10 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
  • Minors (under 18) cannot serve as organizer
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $75
Applicable State Taxes
  • Separate state income tax 1.5% on LLCs
  • Corporate tax rate 5.25%
Location_01
Indiana
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
24 hours *15-day delay due to COVID
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, biennially for $50
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual state income tax 3.23%
  • State sales taxes 7% 
  • Payroll taxes for any employees 
  • Corporate tax rate 4.9%
Location_01
Iowa
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$50
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
1 day
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, biennially for $45
Applicable State Taxes
  • Iowa state tax rates range from 0.36%-8.98%
  • No state sales taxes on goods considered essentials like medicines, clothes, food or gas 
  • Payroll tax 7.65%
Location_01
Kansas
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$130
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
14 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $55
Applicable State Taxes

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Location_01
Kentucky
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$40
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
1-3 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $30
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual state income tax on profits and sales taxes apply 
  • Limited Liability Entity Tax (LLET) on LLCs with more than $3 million in gross receipts
Location_01
Louisiana
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$75
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2-4 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $30
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual state income tax on profits (between 2%-6%) and sales taxes apply 
  • Employer taxes if LLC has em
Location_01
Maine
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$175
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
10-17 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $85
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual state income tax on earnings 
  • Sales taxes apply (ranges from 5.5%-9%)
  • Corporate tax rate is between 3.5 - 8.93%
Location_01
Maryland
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
5-7 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $300
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax is between 2%-5.75% 
  • State sales tax 6% 
  • Corporate tax is 8.25%
Location_01
Massachusetts
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
---
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
---
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)

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Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
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Applicable State Taxes

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Location_01
Michigan
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$25
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
14 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $15
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual state income tax 4.25% 
  • Sales tax 6%
Location_01
Minnesota
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$155
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
3-5 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
  • Minors (under 18) cannot serve as organizer
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, no fee if LLC is in good standing and active
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax (starts at 5.35%)
  • Corporate tax 9.8%
  • Sales tax 6.75%
Location_01
Mississippi
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$50
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
1-2 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $25
Applicable State Taxes
  • Sales tax 7% 
  • State income tax applies
Location_01
Missouri
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$50
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
Immediate approval
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $20
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax 4% 
  • Only income earned in Missouri is taxed
  • Sales tax 4.22%
  • State income tax applies
Location_01
Montana
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$70 (only online filings accepted)
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
7-10 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $20
Applicable State Taxes
  • No sales tax
  • Individual state income tax applies
  • If your LLC has employees, then you’ll be subjected to employer taxes
Location_01
Nebraska
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2 weeks
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Publish a Notice of Incorporation in local newspapers when you file Articles of Incorporation
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, biennially for $25
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual state income and sales taxes of 5.5% apply
Location_01
Nevada
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$425
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
5 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $150
Applicable State Taxes
  • No corporate or individual income tax
  • State sales tax rate 6.85%
Location_01
New Hampshire
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
1 week (approval is immediate if filed in person)
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $100
Applicable State Taxes
  • No sales tax
  • State income tax applies (only on dividends and interest income)
  • Corporate tax rate  7.7%
Location_01
New Jersey
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$125
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
4 weeks
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $75
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax rate 9%
  • State sales tax rate 6.625%
  • State income taxes apply
Location_01
New Mexico
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$50
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
3 weeks
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
No
Applicable State Taxes
  • State sales tax 5.125%
  • Corporate tax 4.8%
  • State income taxes apply
Location_01
New York
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$200
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
Immediate approval
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Publish & file Certificate of Publication ($50)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, biennial reports for $9
Applicable State Taxes
  • State sales tax 4%
  • Corporate tax 6.5%
  • State income tax applies
  • New York Use Tax 4%
Location_01
North Carolina
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$125
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
7-10 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $203 ($200 for paper filings)
Applicable State Taxes
  • State sales tax 4.75%
  • Corporate tax flat 5%
  • State income tax applies
Location_01
North Dakota
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$135
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
4-6 weeks
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $50. Annual reports filings can only be done via postal mail (no online filings).
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax is between 1.1%-2.9%
  • Corporate tax 1.4%-4.31%
  • Sales tax 5%
Location_01
Ohio
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$99
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
3 weeks
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
No
Applicable State Taxes
  • Individual income tax & sales tax apply
  • No corporate tax
Location_01
Oklahoma
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $25
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax 6%
  • State sales tax 4.5%
  • Payroll taxes
  • State income tax
  • Annual franchise tax of $1.25 per $1,000 (based on revenue)
Location_01
Oregon
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
5-7 hours
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
  • Minors (under 18) cannot serve as organizer
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $100
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax up to 9.9%
  • No sales tax
  • Corporate tax rate 6.6% for the first $1 million of income 
  • Some LLCs might be subjected to a minimum excise tax of $150
Location_01
Pennsylvania
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$125
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
4 weeks
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, every 10 years for $70
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate taxes at flat 9.9%
  • Income tax is 3.07% of net income
  • Sales tax 6%
  • Employer taxes if LLC has employees
Location_01
Rhode Island
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$150
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
1-3 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $50
Applicable State Taxes
  • Minimum corporate tax $400 (not pro-rated)
  • Sales tax 7%
  • State income tax
Location_01
South Carolina
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$110
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
24 hours
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
No, but have to pay a $25 annual fee
Applicable State Taxes
  • Corporate tax rate 5%
  • Sales tax 6%
  • State income tax 0%-7%
Location_01
South Dakota
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$150
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
Immediate approval
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $50
Applicable State Taxes
  • No corporate income tax
  • Sales tax 4%
  • No state income tax
Location_01
Tennessee
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$300 up to six members, $50 for each additional member
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
5 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $300 for up to six members; $50 for each additional member
Applicable State Taxes
  • No state income tax on earnings, only on dividends 
  • Sales tax 7%
  • Franchise and excise tax 0.25% on net earnings (minimum is $100)
Location_01
Texas
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$300 + state mandated convenience fee of 2.7% on credit card payments
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2-3 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
  • Minors (under 18) cannot serve as organizer
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, no filing fee
Applicable State Taxes
  • No state income tax
  • Sales tax 6.25%
  • Payroll taxes if LLC has employees
  • No annual franchise tax if annual receipts less than $1.18 million
Location_01
Utah
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$70
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $15
Applicable State Taxes
  • State sales tax 4.85%
  • State income tax on profits of 4.95%
  • Corporate income tax is generally flat 5% of Utah taxable income with a minimum tax of $100
Location_01
Vermont
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$125
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
Less than 1 day
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $35
Applicable State Taxes
  • Sales tax 6%; no sales tax on digital goods or services
  • State income tax 3.55%-9.4%
Location_01
Virginia
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2-3 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $50
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax 2%-5.75%
  • Average sales tax 5.3%
Location_01
Washington
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$200
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
2 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $60
Applicable State Taxes
  • No state income tax
  • No corporate tax
  • Business and occupation (B&O) tax of 1.5% on gross receipts
  • Retail sales tax might apply
Location_01
Washington DC
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
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LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
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LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)

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Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
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Applicable State Taxes

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Location_01
West Virginia
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100 (fee might be waived if entrepreneur is veteran or between ages of 18-29)
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
5-10 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $25
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax 3%-6.5% on profits
  • Corporate income tax 6.5%
  • Sales tax 6%
Location_01
Wisconsin
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$130
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
5 days
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, $25
Applicable State Taxes
  • State income tax 3.54%-7.65%
  • Wisconsin franchise tax 7.9% of net income
  • State sales tax
Location_01
Wyoming
LLC Filing Fees for Online Applications
$100
LLC Processing Time (in Business Days for Online Applications)
Immediate approval
LLC Filing Requirements (in addition to standard requirements above)
  • Standard requirements
Is Annual Report Filing Required? + Cost
Yes, the fee is the license tax
Applicable State Taxes
  • No state income tax
  • No corporate income tax
  • License tax is minimum of $50
  • Sales tax 4%

Preparing to File for an LLC

Some groundwork needs to be done before you can actually create and file for an LLC. Here is a list of a few points you should consider before you click submit on your LLC application. 

1. Choose the Right Business Name 

Naming your business isn’t all about creativity. If you seek to establish an LLC, you’ll need a business name that's not only catchy but one that also fits your state’s requirements. Have a name? Go ahead and reserve the name with your state before your file for your LLC paperwork; this will prevent anyone else from using the name while your business becomes “official.”

2. Check State Filing Fees 

When starting an LLC, you'll be required to pay filing fees when you submit your Articles of Organization. This amount depends on the state you're registering in and whether you file electronically or not. Filing fees are worth looking into before you nail down your LLC filing, even more so in cases where you've got a startup that is tight on cash. You can find information on filing with your state's Secretary of State.

3. Compliance with Business Licenses

Some states require you to show appropriate professional business licenses alongside your filing paperwork as proof that you're permitted to work in your chosen field. Incfile’s Business License Research Package can help you stay on top of any business license and permit requirements.

4. Know Your State’s Tax Reporting

Before you file for an LLC, it’s in your best interest to know your state's rules about LLC reporting and tax filing requirements. Many states require LLCs to file an Annual Report and pay an annual fee.

When it comes to taxes, most states follow the federal guidelines and allow LLCs members to file earnings on their individual(s) tax earnings so the LLC doesn’t directly pay income taxes. But, there might be instances where your business is subject to additional state income, sales, franchise or employer taxes. A trusted CPA, tax professional or your Secretary of State can help you navigate these waters.

State-by-State LLC Filing Tips 

We’ve accumulated all the info you need to speed up your LLC filing process in every state. This information can be found in our drop-down menu above. Additionally, here are the standard filing requirements across all states.

Standard Filing Requirements

  1. Get all member(s) names and contact information.
  2. Secure an EIN from the IRS.
  3. Appoint a Registered Agent that has a physical address in the state.
  4. File Articles of Incorporation.

Here's one tip that applies to every state: Generally, your business is more likely to get approval faster if you file online or use a service like Incfile to form your LLC.

File Away and Protect Your Business

While the above isn’t an exhaustive list of everything you need to know to get your business ready for an LLC filing, it’s a good starting point. Incorporation is a big step for any business and one that can get confusing. So, regardless of how big or small your company is, it’s essential to take your time and proceed with care. 

And remember, it's never too soon to start planning to make your business official. At Incfile, we’re ready to guide you through every step of the process. There's a reason why more than 800,000 small businesses have chosen to file and form their LLC with Incfile. Our filing services can make your business journey easier and poised for future success. 

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