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Filing Fees for LLC's across different states

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by masterfunkd, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. masterfunkd

    masterfunkd Junior Member

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    I'm not an attorney, I don't offer legal advice, but everyone keeps asking about the best states for LLC's and then how much each costs.

    This chart is courtesy of
    Code:
    http://www.selfdirectedira.org/index.php/filing-fees
    When you have questions, just get a corporate attorney, it's worth it. Set it up right the first time and you won't have so many headaches down the road

    STATE

    State Filing LLC Fees
    Alabama
    $85

    Alaska
    $250
    Arizona
    $50
    Arkansas
    $50
    California*
    $90*
    Colorado
    $50
    Connecticut
    $135*
    District of Columbia
    $150
    Delaware
    $90
    Florida
    $155
    Georgia
    $100
    Hawaii
    $97.50*
    Idaho
    $100
    Illinois
    $612.75*
    Indiana
    $90
    Iowa
    $50
    Kansas
    $165
    Kentucky
    $90
    Louisiana
    $77
    Maine
    $175
    Maryland
    $170*
    Massachusetts*
    $550
    Michigan
    $120*
    Minnesota
    $170*
    Mississippi
    $50
    Missouri
    $105
    Montana
    $70
    Nebraska
    $125
    Nevada**
    $75**
    New Hampshire
    $100
    New Jersey
    $125
    New Mexico
    $90
    New York
    $245*
    North Carolina
    $125
    North Dakota
    $125
    Ohio
    $125
    Oklahoma
    $104*
    Oregon
    $65
    Pennsylvania
    $125
    Rhode Island
    $150
    South Carolina
    $110
    South Dakota
    $125
    Tennessee
    $300
    Texas
    $310*
    Utah
    $52
    Vermont
    $75
    Virginia
    $100
    Washington
    $200*
    West Virginia
    $100
    Wisconsin
    $135
    Wyoming
    $100

    * Includes surcharges for online filing and/or copies
    **Every corporation that incorporates or qualifies as a foreign corporation in California on or after January 1, 2000 is exempt from the prepayment of franchise tax at the time of filing and ALSO the corporation is exempt from the minimum tax for its first tax year. If a company wants to reincorporate solely to avoid the $800 minimum tax, this is not allowed.
    **Nevada formation fees do not include the $125 Initial List of Officers/Members fee imposed by the state. Nevada now requires filing for a Business License ($200) at the time of Annual List filing.
     
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  2. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    This is a good source of information.

    Thanks for taking the time!

    I read it when you posted it, and amazed no one has thanked you, so I will!
     
  3. JonesersRX7

    JonesersRX7 Regular Member

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    While this list reads correct for the state filing fees there are other costs associated with forming a corporation such as publishing 3 separate times in a newspaper.

    Also Max... asking someone to coach/mentor you is 1) Dumb 2) Against the rules
     
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  4. darkmarth

    darkmarth Junior Member

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    Thanks for this post! Its time for me to finally file...