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How Much Does An LLC Cost?

The table below shows LLC annual fees by state.

As of 2020, the average LLC annual fee in the US is $89.

Most states call this the Annual Report, however, it has many other names:

  • Annual Certificate
  • Annual List of Members
  • Annual Registration Fee
  • Biennial Report
  • Biennial Statement
  • Business Privilege Tax Return
  • Decennial Report
  • Franchise Tax Report
  • Periodic Report
  • and more
Important: Just because certain states have lower fees does not mean you should form there! It could end up costing you a lot more money. You could end up illegally doing business in your home state and having to file 2 LLCs (a Domestic LLC and a Foreign LLC). If you haven’t seen our “best state” video yet, make sure to check it out: What’s the Best state to form an LLC?

What’s the LLC Filing Fee?
​The LLC filing fee is a one-time fee paid to the state to form your LLC.

What’s the LLC Annual Fee?
​The LLC annual fee is an ongoing fee paid to the state to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing. It’s usually paid every 1 or 2 years, depending on the state. This fee is required, regardless of your LLC’s income or activity. Said another way: you have to pay this. Failure to pay the annual fee will result in the state dissolving (shutting down) your LLC. This is the case in over 90% of the states.

Need help with your LLC? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
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LLC Annual Fees (as of 2020):

State LLC LLC Filing Fee LLC Annual Fee Due Payable To & Form Name
Alabama LLC $183 $100 minimum 2.5 months after formation AL Department of Revenue, Initial Business Privilege Tax Return
Alaska LLC $250 $100 Biennial, January 2nd AK Department of CCED, Biennial Report
Arizona LLC $50 $0 No annual fee + no report due N/A, N/A
Arkansas LLC $45 $150 Annual, May 1st AR Secretary of State, Franchise Tax Report
California LLC $70 $800 + $20 Various CA Franchise Tax Board, Annual LLC Franchise Tax + Stmt. of Information
Colorado LLC $50 $10 5 month window surrounding
anniversary month
CO Secretary of State, Periodic Report
Connecticut LLC $120 $20 Annual, anniversary date CT Secretary of State, Annual Report
Delaware LLC $90 $300 Annual, June 1st DE Dept. of State, Annual Franchise Tax
Florida LLC $125 $138.75 Annual, May 1st FL Department of State, Annual Report
Georgia LLC $100 $50 Annual, April 1st GA Secretary of State, Annual Registration Fee
Hawaii LLC $50 $15 During quarter of anniversary date HI Business Registration Division, Annual Report
Idaho LLC $100 $0 (must file an information report, no fee though) Annual, anniversary month ID Secretary of State, Annual Report
Illinois LLC $150 $75 Annual, anniversary month IL Secretary of State, Annual Report
Indiana LLC $95 $30 Biennial, anniversary month IN Secretary of State, Business Entity Report
Iowa LLC $50 $45 Biennial, April 1st of odd years IA Secretary of State, Biennial Report
Kansas LLC $160 $50 Annual, April 15th KS Secretary of State, Annual Report
Kentucky LLC $40 $15 Annual, June 30th KY Secretary of State, Annual Report
Louisiana LLC $100 $35 Annual, anniversary month LA Secretary of State, Annual Report
Maine LLC $175 $85 Annual, June 1st ME Secretary of State, Annual Report
Maryland LLC $100 $300 Annual, April 15th MD State Dept. of Assessments, Personal Property Tax
Massachusetts LLC $500 $500 Annual, anniversary month MA Secretary of the Commonwealth, Annual Report
Michigan LLC $50 $25 Annual, February 15th MI Dept. of LARA, Annual Report
Minnesota LLC $155 $0 (must file an information report, no fee though) Annual, December 31st MN Secretary of State, Annual Report
Mississippi LLC $50 $0 (must file an information report, no fee though) Annual, April 15th MS Secretary of State, Annual Report
Missouri LLC $50 $0 No annual fee + no report due N/A, N/A
Montana LLC $70 $20 Annual, April 15th MT Secretary of State, Annual Report
Nebraska LLC $105 $10 Biennial, April 1st of odd years NE Secretary of State, Biennial Report
Nevada LLC $425 $350 Annually, anniversary month NV Secretary of State, Annual List of Members + Business License
New Hampshire LLC $100 $100 Annual, April 1st NH Secretary of State, Annual Report
New Jersey LLC $125 $75 Annual, anniversary month NJ Department of Treasury, Annual Report
New Mexico LLC $50 $0 No annual fee + no report due N/A, N/A
New York LLC $200 $9 Biennial, anniversary month NY Department of State, Biennial Statement
North Carolina LLC $125 $200 Annual, April 15th NC Secretary of State, Annual Report
North Dakota LLC $135 $50 Annual, November 15th ND Secretary of State, Annual Report
Ohio LLC $99 $0 No annual fee + no report due N/A, N/A
Oklahoma LLC $100 $25 Annual, anniversary month OK Secretary of State, Annual Certificate
Oregon LLC $100 $100 Annual, anniversary month OR Secretary of State, Annual Report
Pennsylvania LLC $125 $70 Every 10 years PA Department of State, Decennial Report
Rhode Island LLC $150 $50 Annual, September 1st – November 1st RI Secretary of State, Annual Report
South Carolina LLC $110 $0 No report due unless you file taxes as an S-Corp N/A, N/A
South Dakota LLC $150 $50 Annual, anniversary month SD Secretary of State, Annual Report
Tennessee LLC $300 $300 minimum Annual, April 1st TN Secretary of State, Annual Report
Texas LLC $300 $0 for most LLCs (however a No Tax Due Report and Public Information Report must be filed every year) Annual, May 15th TX Comptroller, Public Information Report + Franchise Tax
Utah LLC $70 $20 Annual, anniversary month UT Department of Commerce, Annual Report
Vermont LLC $125 $35 Annual, March 15th VT Secretary of State, Annual Report
Virginia LLC $100 $50 Annual, anniversary month VA Corporation Commission, Annual Registration Fee
Washington LLC $200 $60 Annual, anniversary month WA Secretary of State, Annual Report
Washington DC LLC $220 $300 Biennial, April 1st DCRA, Biennial Report
West Virginia LLC $100 $25 Annual, July 1st WV Secretary of State, Annual Report
Wisconsin LLC $130 $25 Annual, anniversary quarter WI Secretary of State, Annual Report + Business Tax Registration
Wyoming LLC $100 $50 minimum Annual, anniversary month WY Secretary of State, Annual Report

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