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Utah Fees and Requirements for Your LLC

Depending on the specifics of your Utah business, you’ll be required to pay certain fees and fulfill different filing requirements. Some of these costs are payable to the Utah Division of Corporations, while others are due to the federal or Utah government. We’ve summarized the most common requirements and fees here.

Note that Utah business licenses and permits might need to be paid when you first form your business, on an ongoing schedule or on an ad hoc basis. Find more details below.

Initial Filing and Fees for Forming an LLC in Utah

When you first incorporate your business in Utah, you’ll need to file an LLC with the Division of Corporations and pay a filing fee. Here are the current fees and filing times for Utah:

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When you form your LLC through Incfile, we automatically forward this fee to the Utah Division of Corporations when we file your incorporation paperwork.

Some states allow you to form your LLC more quickly by paying a rush fee. You can compare state filing times and fees here, including expedited fees for Utah.

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Getting an EIN/Tax ID for Your Utah LLC

Every Utah LLC should have a unique Employer Identification Number (EIN). These are provided by the Internal Revenue Service, and you use them when filing taxes, opening a business bank account and paying employees. You can get one yourself at no cost from the IRS or have Incfile obtain one on your behalf.

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Foreign Qualification to Operate in a State Outside Utah

If you’re expanding your Utah LLC beyond the borders of the state, you will need a Foreign Qualification or Certificate of Authority to operate in another state. These are typically necessary if you have a physical presence, employees or banking in a different state than Utah. Fees and requirements for foreign qualifications depend on each state’s rules. Incfile provides a complete Foreign Qualification service for any state.

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Annual Reporting and Fees for Your Utah LLC

Most states need to file an annual (or other periodic) report with their department of state. When you file your UT LLC annual report, you may need to pay a fee. Here are the annual filing requirements for Utah:

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Incfile can also complete and file your Utah annual report on your behalf.

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Business Permits and Licenses in Utah

Some Utah LLCs will need certain business licenses and permits from federal, state and regional organizations. These permits and licenses will have associated fees that you should pay on a one-off or regular basis. Permits and licenses vary based on:

  • The industry your Utah LLC operates in (e.g., restaurants will need health permits)
  • The location of your Utah LLC (state, county or city) (e.g., a license to conduct business from the city of Pittsburgh)
  • The type of business that you run (e.g., healthcare providers must meet HIPAA requirements)

You can research these permits and licenses yourself or use Incfile’s Business License Research Package, which includes:

The Incfile Business License Research Package for Your Utah LLC

Our Business License Research Package tells you about all of the licenses and permits you will need for your Utah LLC. It includes:

  • A complete report on all the licenses, permits and tax registrations your Utah LLC will need
  • The application forms you will need to file with the Utah, regional and federal licensing authorities

Remember that operating your business without the required licenses can expose you to risks and fines from federal, Utah and local governments.

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Create an Operating Agreement for Your Utah LLC

An Operating Agreement is a business document that covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, rights and duties of members and several other key areas.

Utah LLCs aren’t required to have an Operating Agreement, but they are extremely useful for several reasons (learn about them here). If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile can draft a general Operating Agreement template when you choose to form your Utah business. You can choose to make changes to the template based on your unique requirements.

Ad Hoc Utah Fees or Requirements for Your Utah LLC

There are several other fees or requirements that you may need to meet during the life of your Utah LLC. These ad hoc fees will only be payable in specific circumstances, which we’ve listed below.

To Obtain a Fictitious/DBA Name

If you want your business to trade under a different name, you can file a form with the Utah Division of Corporations. You will need to pay a filing fee. Incfile can file this form on your behalf.

Incfile's Utah Fictitious Name Service

To Change the Utah Registered Agent

Your Utah LLC needs a Registered Agent, which must be appointed when you first incorporate your LLC. You can also switch to a new Registered Agent later. Incfile provides a complete Utah Registered Agent service.

Incfile's Utah CROP Service

To Reserve a Name

If you don’t want to form your business right away, you can reserve a name with the Utah Division of Corporations. You will need to pay a small fee to do this.

To Amend Certain Facts About Your Utah LLC

Your business formation documents state certain facts about your Utah business when it was originally formed. Over time, these facts might change — if they do, you need to file “Articles of Amendment” with the Division of Corporations. You can do this yourself or have Incfile complete the filing on your behalf. Areas you might want to file Utah Articles of Amendment for include:

  • Adding, removing or changing a Utah LLC member or manager
  • Changing the business address of your LLC
  • Altering the stated business activities of your Utah LLC
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To Get a Certificate of Good Standing

Some organizations will request that you prove your Utah LLC’s compliance with laws and tax requirements. If you need to prove you have met your commitments, you will need a “Certificate of Good Standing” from the Utah Division of Corporations. Incfile can obtain a certificate on your behalf.

Incfile's Utah Certificate of Good Standing Service

The fees listed above detail all the charges that a standard Utah LLC will be required to pay. In some unusual circumstances, there may be other one-off, periodic or ad hoc fees not listed above.

Of course, your Utah LLC will also probably need to pay self-employment, payroll, federal, state and sales taxes, but we will cover that when we talk about taxes for Utah LLCs.

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