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Why Form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Wisconsin?


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Taxes and Fees for Your Wisconsin LLC

Here’s a breakdown of the likely taxes and fees you’ll incur when you start and run an LLC in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Fees

Wisconsin LLC Formation and Filing Fee

When you first form your LLC in Wisconsin you will need to pay a fee to file your Articles of Organization. You can find the current fees and turnaround times here.

Wisconsin Permits and Licenses

You will need to pay licensing and permit fees on a regular basis depending on the type of business you are operating and where you are located. These vary from city to city and industry to industry. If you don’t want to do the legwork yourself, we provide a complete Business License Research Package that will tell you all of the licenses and permits required for your new LLC. It includes:

  • A comprehensive package of all the licenses, permits and tax registrations required for your business
  • The application forms to file with the appropriate licensing authorities
  • Your customized Business License Research Package will be emailed to you within two days of your company being filed by the state

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

Wisconsin Fees

  1. Turnaround times for forming an LLC in Wisconsin: You will normally have the option of a “Standard” turnaround time and an “Expedited” turnaround time for forming your LLC. You can learn about those times here.
  2. Fees for forming an LLC in Wisconsin: Learn about standard filing costs here.
  3. Wisconsin State Annual Report Fee: A yearly fee when you file your annual report.
  4. Wisconsin Permits and Licenses: Various fees for renewing your licensing and permit fees on a regular basis. These depend on the type of business you are operating and where you are located. They vary from city to city and industry to industry.

Wisconsin Taxes

Wisconsin State Income Tax

Wisconsin has a state income tax of between 4 and 7.65 percent.

Wisconsin State Sales/Use Tax

If you’re selling products or services in Wisconsin you may need to pay a state sales tax.

Wisconsin Other Taxes

You may need to pay other taxes and fees, depending on the type of business you run.

Federal Taxes

Self-Employment Tax

Because your Wisconsin LLC income flows through to your personal tax return, you must pay self-employment tax (also known as FICA, Social Security or Medicare tax) on your earnings. This is typically at a rate of 15.3 percent. You will be able to deduct your business expenses from your income when working out how much self-employment tax you owe. Note that if you are an LLC electing to be treated as an S Corp, you can reduce your self-employment tax.

Federal Income Tax

You will also need to pay regular federal income tax when you file your tax return every year. You can find details of federal tax brackets online. Note that you will be able to apply your standard deduction, personal exemption and business expenses to this tax.

Employee Insurance and Taxes

If you employ others, you will need to pay insurance and taxes to the state for each employee.

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What are the fees and requirements to form a business in Wisconsin?

Filing Time and Price

The state charges this amount to file a new business entity. This fee goes directly to the Secretary of State.

State Fee State Filing Time Expedited Filing Time
$130 5 Business Days 1 Business Day

Compliance Requirements

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.

Annual Report

Frequency: Annually

Due Date: Based on anniversary date

Domestic:  Jan 1 – Mar 31: Mar 31
Apr 1 – Jun 30: Jun 30
Jul 1 – Sep 30: Sep 30 
Oct 1 – Dec 31: Dec 31

Foreign: During first calendar quarter of each year following calendar year in the LLC becomes registered.

Filing Fee: $26

Learn more about starting a business in Wisconsin

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