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LLC Fees - Ultimate State-by-State Resource For All LLC Fees - Filing, Recurring, and Other Fees

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July 5, 2022
Discover this ultimate breakdown that shows you all the different LLC fees state-by-state.
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LLC Fees - Ultimate State-by-State Resource For All LLC Fees - Filing, Recurring, and Other Fees

What is an LLC Filing Fee?

  • A one-time fee paid to the state is called the filing fee of LLC.
  • This is not a monthly fee. No state has a monthly LLC fee system.

What is a Recurring Fee?

  • A mandatory recurring fee that is paid directly to the state every year (annually) or every other year (biennially).
  • This is to keep your LLC in good standing!
  • In most states, if you do not pay this recurring fee, your LLC will get shut down.

Important Note: Lower Fees Does Not Mean You Should Form in That State!

At a high level:

  • If you are non-US resident you can choose any state to form your LLC in. For non-US residents, the two most popular states we've seen for forming an LLC is Wyoming or Delaware and you can read a nice guide here which compares the pro's and con's of forming in each state!
  • If you live in the US, it makes the most sense to file an LLC in the state in which you live in / reside in. If you choose a state that isn't your home state where you reside, then, you might have to do what is called a domestic LLC filing and a Foreign LLC filing which would require you to pay for and effectively maintain the costs = 2 LLCs!
  • However, at the end of the day, it's your business, your choice!
  • Many LLCs do business under a name different from the legal name of the business. That’s commonly called a ” DBA” or “assumed name”. Here’s a comprehensive guide to DBA state requirements for all 50 states and U.S. territories.

LLC Filing Costs + Recurring Fees by State

This list shows filing fees and recurring fees as of 2021

Alabama State filing fee is $200. The recurring fee is $100 every year.

Alaska State filing fee is $250. The recurring fee is $100 every two years.

Arizona State filing fee is $50. The recurring fees is $0 (an informational report does not need to be filed).

Arkansas State filing fee is $45. The recurring fee is $150 every year.

California State filing fee is $0 (Free until June 2023!). The recurring fee is $800 every year and $20 statement of information every 2 years.

Colorado State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $10 every year.

Connecticut State filing fee is $120. The recurring fee is $80 every year.

Delaware State filing fee is $90. The recurring fee is $300 franchise tax every year.

Florida State filing fee is $125. The recurring fee is $138.75 every year.

Georgia State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $50 every year.

Hawaii State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $15 every year.

Idaho State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report must be filed every year).

Illinois State filing fee is $150. The recurring fee is $75 every year.

Indiana State filing fee is $95. The recurring fee is $30 every two years.

Iowa State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $45 every two years.

Kansas State filing fee is $160. The recurring fee is $50 every year.

Kentucky State filing fee is $40. The recurring fee is $15 every year.

Louisiana State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $35 every year.

Maine State filing fee is $175. The recurring fee is $85 every year.

Maryland State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $300 every year.

Massachusetts State filing fee is $500. The recurring fee is $500 every year.

Michigan State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $25 every year.

Minnesota State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report must be filed every year).

Mississippi State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report must be filed every year).

Missouri State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report does not need to be filed).

Montana State filing fee is $35. The recurring fee is $20 every year.

Nebraska State filing fee is $105. The recurring fee is $10 every two years.

Nevada State filing fee is $425. The recurring fee is $350 every year.

New Hampshire State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $100 every year.

New Jersey State filing fee is $125. The recurring fee is $75 every year.

New Mexico State filing fee is $50. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report does not need to be filed).

New York State filing fee is $200. The recurring fee is $9 every two years.

North Carolina State filing fee is $125. The recurring fee is $200 every year.

North Dakota State filing fee is $135. The recurring fee is $50 every year.

Ohio State filing fee is $99. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report does not need to be filed).

Oklahoma State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $25 every year.

Oregon State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $100 every year.

Pennsylvania State filing fee is $125. The recurring fee is $70 every 10 years.

Rhode Island State filing fee is $150. The recurring fee is $50 every year.

South Carolina State filing fee is $110. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report does not need to be filed).

South Dakota State filing fee is $150. The recurring fee is $50 every year.

Tennessee State filing fee is $300. The recurring fee is $300 every year.

Texas State filing fee is $300. The recurring fee is $0 (an informational report does not need to be filed).

Utah State filing fee is $70. The recurring fee is $20 every year.

Vermont State filing fee is $125. The recurring fee is $35 every year.

Virginia State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $50 every year.

Washington State filing fee is $200. The recurring fee is $60 every year.

Washington DC filing fee is $99. The recurring fee is $300 every two years.

West Virginia State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $25 every year.

Wisconsin State filing fee is $130. The recurring fee is $25 every year.

Wyoming State filing fee is $100. The recurring fee is $60 every year.

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