Hawaii is the westernmost state of the U.S. and the only one composed entirely of islands. Although the Hawaiian archipelago is made up of hundreds of islands, the majority of Hawaii’s population lives on just a handful.
Hawaii is famed for its climate, culture, natural scenery and friendly people. It is a center for tourism, although it supports several other economic sectors as well. If you want to start your own business in Hawaii, one of the best ways to do so is by forming an LLC.
Hawaii Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a business entity designed for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses. Forming an LLC is fast, easy and inexpensive. LLCs offer many of the protections and advantages of large corporations without all the rules, regulations and compliance issues common to larger business entities.
Let’s start by looking at the advantages of forming a Hawaii LLC.
Advantages of Forming an LLC in Hawaii
Hawaii LLCs have several benefits for business owners.
Start your Hawaii LLC in Six Steps
STEP 1: Name Your Hawaii LLC
STEP 2: Provide the Address for Your New Hawaii LLC
A Hawaii LLC must have a designated street address. That could be your home address (if you’re running the company from your residence), where your office is located or another physical address of your preference.
STEP 3: Assign a Registered Agent for Your Hawaii LLC
Every Hawaii LLC must have a “Registered Agent.” That could be you, the managing director, owner or a dedicated Registered Agent service. The Registered Agent in Hawaii is someone who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a Registered Agent service, which is free for the first year and just $99 per year thereafter. We also have a dashboard where you can log in and easily view any document your Registered Agent has received on your behalf. Here are a few reasons you might want to appoint Incfile as your Registered Agent service:
STEP 4: Gather Information for Filing with the State
You will need to gather certain information about your proposed business for filing with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. We’ll guide you through everything you need to do when you create your business with us.
STEP 5: File Articles of Organization With the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Once you've gathered all the information together for your LLC, you’ll need to file a formal document with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to create your LLC. This document is known as your Articles of Organization, and filing it starts the process of creating your Hawaii LLC. You can do this online, mail in a form or have Incfile do it on your behalf.
STEP 6: Create a Hawaii LLC Operating Agreement
Hawaii LLCs aren’t required to have an Operating Agreement, but they are extremely useful for several reasons. Your Operating Agreement covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, the rights and duties of members and several other key areas. Learn how to create your Operating Agreement here.
If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile will draft a general Operating Agreement within most of our online business formation packages. It can also be selected as an add-on option in our Silver package. This Operating Agreement will be a basic template that you can make changes to anytime you see fit.
You can find lots more useful information on how to form an LLC here. It answers questions like:
Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your LLC. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps on your behalf, such as filing the Articles of Organization. Our basic package also provides free Registered Agent service for the first year. If you're looking for help starting an LLC, our comprehensive services provide outstanding value.
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Due Date: The annual report or annual statement due date is dependent on the registration date. If the registration falls between:
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EIN / Tax ID Number
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