Wyoming LLC Forms, Annual Fees and Requirements
Some types of businesses have different requirements in Wyoming, including related fees and costs. Your WY LLC needs to pay various fees to the federal government, Wyoming government and other agencies. Some of these fees are levied by the Wyoming Secretary of State or statewide organizations, while others come from the federal government. On this page, we’ve summarized the most common fees and requirements.
Note that Wyoming 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.
Wyoming LLC Incorporation Filing
To create your business in Wyoming, you’ll file an LLC with the WY Secretary of State and pay an associated LLC formation fee. Every state has different LLC filing fees and filing times. Here is the current information for Wyoming:
When you incorporate through Incfile, we forward this fee to the Wyoming Secretary of State on your behalf when we file your 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 Wyoming.Incorporate Your Wyoming LLC Through Incfile Today
Getting an Employer Identification Number for Your WY LLC
Every Wyoming 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.Get an EIN for Your Wyoming LLC Through Incfile
Certificate of Authority to Operate Outside Wyoming
If you’re expanding your Wyoming 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 Wyoming. Fees and requirements for foreign qualifications depend on each state’s rules. Incfile provides a complete Foreign Qualification service for any state.Get a Foreign Qualification/Certificate of Authority Through Incfile
Wyoming LLC Annual Fee & Report Filing
Most states need you to file an annual (or other periodic) report with their secretary of state. When you file your WY LLC Annual Report, you may need to pay a fee. Here are the annual filing requirements for Wyoming:
On or before 1st day of anniversary month of organization.
Learn about your ongoing Wyoming LLC filing requirements and business filing deadlines with our helpful Wyoming ongoing filing lookup tool.
Incfile can also complete and file your Wyoming Annual Report on your behalf.Incfile's Wyoming Annual Report Filing Service
Wyoming Business License Search
Your Wyoming LLC may need certain licenses and permits to comply with specific requirements. These business permits and licenses might be issued by Wyoming, regional or federal organizations. Some of the associated fees only need to be paid once, while others have ongoing charges. Permits and licenses vary based on:
- The industry your Wyoming LLC operates in (e.g., restaurants will need health permits)
- The location of your Wyoming LLC (state, county or city) (e.g., a license to conduct business from the city of Phoenix)
- 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:
- A complete report on all the licenses, permits and tax registrations your Wyoming LLC will need
- The application forms you will need to file with the state, regional and federal licensing authorities
Remember that operating your business without the required licenses can expose you to risks and fines from federal, state and local governments.Incfile's Wyoming Business License Research Package
Create an Wyoming Operating Agreement for Your 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.
An Operating Agreement is 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 Wyoming business. You can choose to make changes to the template based on your unique requirements.
Ad Hoc Wyoming Fees or Requirements for Your WY LLC
There are several other fees or requirements that you may need to meet during the life of your Wyoming LLC. These ad hoc fees will only be payable in specific circumstances, which we’ve listed below.
To Obtain a Trade/DBA Name for Your Wyoming LLC
If you want your WY business to trade under a different name, you can file a form with the Wyoming Secretary of State. You will need to pay an Wyoming filing fee. Incfile can file this form on your behalf.Incfile's Wyoming Trade Name Service
To Change the Wyoming Registered Agent for Your WY LLC
Your Wyoming LLC needs a Resident Agent, which must be appointed when you first incorporate your LLC. You can also switch to a new WY Registered Agent later. Incfile provides a complete Wyoming Resident Agent service.Incfile's Wyoming Registered Agent Service
To Reserve a Name for Your Wyoming LLC
If you don’t want to form your WY business right away, you can reserve a name with the Wyoming Secretary of State. You will need to pay a small fee to do this.
To Amend Certain Facts About Your Wyoming LLC
Your business formation documents state certain facts about your Wyoming business when it was originally formed. Over time, these facts might change — if they do, you need to file “Articles of Amendment” with the Wyoming Secretary of State. You can do this yourself or have Incfile complete the filing on your behalf. Areas you might want to file Wyoming Articles of Amendment for include:
- Adding, removing or changing an Wyoming LLC member or manager
- Changing the business address of your LLC
- Altering the stated business activities of your Wyoming LLC
To Get a Certificate of Good Standing for Your Wyoming LLC
Some organizations will request that you prove your Wyoming 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 Wyoming Secretary of State. Incfile can obtain a certificate on your behalf.Incfile's Wyoming Certificate of Good Standing Service
The fees listed above detail all the charges that a standard WY LLC will be required to pay. In some unusual circumstances, there may be other one-off, periodic or ad hoc fees not listed above. a
Of course, your Wyoming 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 WY LLCs.
FAQs About Wyoming LLC Fees & Requirements
We charge you for this fee at cost and then pay the fee to the Secretary of State on your behalf when forming your Wyoming business.
Yes. Wyoming requires you to file a report for your LLC every year.
It depends on various factors including:
- The type of business you run
- Where you are located
- Governing organizations in your industry
- Federal, state and local regulations
That’s why our Business License Research Package is so useful. It explores all of these areas for you and provides a comprehensive overview of exactly what your Wyoming LLC needs to be compliant.