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How Much Does an LLC Cost?

The cost to file an LLC varies from state to state but ranges from $40 to $500.

 

How much your LLC will cost depends on which state your LLC will be formed in.

Before starting your business, use the free LLC fees filing tool below to research and compare different state fees, quickly and easily.

 

LLC Costs by State

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Alabama
LLC
$237
C-Corp
$236
S-Corp
$236
Non-Profit
$237
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Alaska
LLC
$250
C-Corp
$250
S-Corp
$250
Non-Profit
$50
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Arizona
LLC
$85
C-Corp
$95
S-Corp
$95
Non-Profit
$75
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Arkansas
LLC
$50
C-Corp
$50
S-Corp
$50
Non-Profit
$50
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California
LLC
$75
C-Corp
$105
S-Corp
$105
Non-Profit
$30
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Colorado
LLC
$50
C-Corp
$50
S-Corp
$50
Non-Profit
$50
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Connecticut
LLC
$120
C-Corp
$250
S-Corp
$250
Non-Profit
$50
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Delaware
LLC
$110
C-Corp
$109
S-Corp
$109
Non-Profit
$105
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Florida
LLC
$125
C-Corp
$70
S-Corp
$70
Non-Profit
$79
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Georgia
LLC
$100
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$100
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Hawaii
LLC
$51
C-Corp
$51
S-Corp
$51
Non-Profit
$26
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Idaho
LLC
$100
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$31
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Illinois
LLC
$154
C-Corp
$179
S-Corp
$179
Non-Profit
$52
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Indiana
LLC
$98
C-Corp
$98
S-Corp
$98
Non-Profit
$31
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Iowa
LLC
$50
C-Corp
$50
S-Corp
$50
Non-Profit
$20
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Kansas
LLC
$160
C-Corp
$80
S-Corp
$80
Non-Profit
$20
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Kentucky
LLC
$40
C-Corp
$55
S-Corp
$55
Non-Profit
$8
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Louisiana
LLC
$105
C-Corp
$75
S-Corp
$75
Non-Profit
$80
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Maine
LLC
$178
C-Corp
$148
S-Corp
$148
Non-Profit
$40
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Maryland
LLC
$197
C-Corp
$218
S-Corp
$218
Non-Profit
$270
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Massachusetts
LLC
$520
C-Corp
$265
S-Corp
$265
Non-Profit
$41
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Michigan
LLC
$50
C-Corp
$60
S-Corp
$60
Non-Profit
$20
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Minnesota
LLC
$155
C-Corp
$155
S-Corp
$155
Non-Profit
$90
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Mississippi
LLC
$53
C-Corp
$53
S-Corp
$53
Non-Profit
$53
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Missouri
LLC
$52
C-Corp
$60
S-Corp
$60
Non-Profit
$27
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Montana
LLC
$70
C-Corp
$70
S-Corp
$70
Non-Profit
$20
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Nebraska
LLC
$109
C-Corp
$68
S-Corp
$68
Non-Profit
$22
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Nevada
LLC
$425
C-Corp
$725
S-Corp
$725
Non-Profit
$100
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New Hampshire
LLC
$102
C-Corp
$125
S-Corp
$165
Non-Profit
$27
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New Jersey
LLC
$130
C-Corp
$130
S-Corp
$130
Non-Profit
$79
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New Mexico
LLC
$50
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$25
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New York
LLC
$205
C-Corp
$130
S-Corp
$130
Non-Profit
$75
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North Carolina
LLC
$127
C-Corp
$127
S-Corp
$127
Non-Profit
$63
Location_01
North Dakota
LLC
$135
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$40
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Ohio
LLC
$99
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$99
Location_01
Oklahoma
LLC
$104
C-Corp
$52
S-Corp
$52
Non-Profit
$35
Location_01
Oregon
LLC
$100
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$50
Location_01
Pennsylvania
LLC
$131
C-Corp
$131
S-Corp
$131
Non-Profit
$131
Location_01
Rhode Island
LLC
$156
C-Corp
$230
S-Corp
$238
Non-Profit
$65
Location_01
South Carolina
LLC
$150
C-Corp
$325
S-Corp
$325
Non-Profit
$50
Location_01
South Dakota
LLC
$150
C-Corp
$150
S-Corp
$150
Non-Profit
$30
Location_01
Tennessee
LLC
$308
C-Corp
$108
S-Corp
$108
Non-Profit
$103
Location_01
Texas
LLC
$300
C-Corp
$300
S-Corp
$300
Non-Profit
$25
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Utah
LLC
$76
C-Corp
$76
S-Corp
$76
Non-Profit
$30
Location_01
Vermont
LLC
$125
C-Corp
$125
S-Corp
$125
Non-Profit
$75
Location_01
Virginia
LLC
$100
C-Corp
$75
S-Corp
$75
Non-Profit
$175
Location_01
Washington
LLC
$200
C-Corp
$200
S-Corp
$200
Non-Profit
$50
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Washington DC
LLC
$220
C-Corp
$220
S-Corp
$220
Non-Profit
$80
Location_01
West Virginia
LLC
$125
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$135
Non-Profit
$55
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Wisconsin
LLC
$130
C-Corp
$100
S-Corp
$100
Non-Profit
$35
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Wyoming
LLC
$102
C-Corp
$102
S-Corp
$102
Non-Profit
$27

Although you can use our free step-by-step guide to form your LLC yourself, why not save time and stress by using Incfile’s free LLC formation service at no extra cost - you’ll only pay the state fee.

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Other Expenses That Contribute to the Cost of an LLC

Although the main cost when starting an LLC is the state filing fee, there are additional up-front and ongoing costs to plan for.

Up-Front LLC Costs

In addition to the state filing fee there are other up-front costs that you need to be aware of. They vary by state too and include:

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    Fees to reserve the name of your LLC (from $10 to $50)

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    Fees for filing a fictitious business name application if you're going to operate under a different name (ranges from $5 to $100)

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    The cost of getting your business license (costs anywhere from $50 to $100)

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    Permit fees (the permits or licenses your business may need will depends on your industry but can vary from $0 to thousands of dollars)

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    Publication fees (Applicable in New York, Nebraska & Arizona range from $40 to $2000)

There’s so much to think about when starting a new business. Incfile is ready and willing to help you complete all these tasks and get them right the first time.

The Ongoing Costs of Running an LLC

Once your LLC is up and running, you'll need to pay recurring fees or maintenance costs to keep it in good standing with local and state government. Ongoing LLC costs also vary by state and include:

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    Annual LLC taxes, sometimes known as franchise tax (usually $0 to $100 but can be as much as $800)

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    Annual Report fees (up to $500)

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    Registered Agent fees (ranges from $100 to $300)

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    Business License renewal fees (from $20 to $100)

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Not Sure an LLC Is Right for Your Business?

There are some businesses that can’t form an LLC such as banks, insurance companies, financial trusts and other financial institutions.

In some states, certain industries can’t form LLC’s either – For example accountants, architects and health care providers can’t form LLCs in California.

There are also some business types just that aren’t a good fit for forming an LLC:

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    Startups that wish to offer stock options or bring on investors.

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    Nonprofits because it makes formation more complex and there are laws preventing it in many states.

Get an overview of business structures and explore different business entities to ensure you pick the best business type for your needs with our business entity quiz.

LLC not right for you? Get started with a C Corp or an S Corp.

Common Questions About State Filing Fees

How Much Do LLC State Filing Fees Cost?

LLC filing fees vary from state to state but range from $40 to $500.

With our $0 LLC package, you can form your LLC and only pay the fees required by your state. Incfile’s filing services are free.

Are There Any Hidden Costs?

No! We pride ourselves on transparency. There are absolutely no hidden costs.

Are There Specific Rules for My State?

Find out how to start an LLC in every state with our LLC state information map.

How Long Does It Take to File an LLC?

Filing an LLC can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Easily compare state filing times side by side using our state filing times comparison tool.

Are There Any Guides or Resources?
Do You Have to Pay for an LLC Every Year?

You pay a one-time fee to form your LLC, but every year (or every two years, if your state requires a biennial report), you’ll need to file an Annual Report and pay the associated fees.

What Is the Cheapest Way to Get an LLC?
  • You can file your LLC with Incfile for free.
  • You can file the paperwork by yourself too, but you’d still have to pay the relevant state fees, so why go through the hassle of going it alone when you can save time and stress by forming your LLC with Incfile?
Does Having an LLC Help with Taxes?

Yes. One of the largest advantages of having an LLC is that it allows business owners to avoid double taxation because LLCs are treated as pass-through entities for tax purposes. This means that the LLCs business income is not subject to corporate income tax.

Is an LLC Worth It for a Small Business?
  • Often an LLC is worth it for a small business because it provides limited liability protection, allows for pass-through taxation and your business can be member-managed.
  • There also aren't any ownership restrictions, so you have the flexibility to choose your business’s tax status and there’s flexibility in how you can distribute profits.
  • One of the biggest reasons why an LLC is a good choice for small business is that there are minimal additional complexities and compliance requirements.

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