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Last updated August 18, 2021

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How to Form an LLC in Hawaii

How to form an LLC in Hawaii ← you are here
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Hawaii.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Hawaii LLC costs:
State filing fee: $51 (one-time fee)
Annual fee: $15 (every year)

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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Hawaii

How to Form an LLC in HawaiiA Hawaii Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.

An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

Forming an LLC in Hawaii is simple:

The Hawaii Business Registration Department will approve your LLC in 7-10 business days if you file by mail. If you file online, LLC approval time will be 3-5 business days.

Note: Filing times may take longer due to the current global situation and government delays. Please see how long does it take to get an LLC in Hawaii.

After your Hawaii LLC is approved:

We’ve created free instructions that will walk you through forming your Hawaii LLC, step-by-step.

You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.

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Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
 
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

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  1. Hello,
    I am non-US resident, I want to open LLC for Ecommerce purpose, could you please guide me if I am hiring Northwest registered agent for my company then how can I access to my debit card which will be couriered by the bank to Northwest(my LLC address)

  2. I already have Federal EIN with my own name. Do I need to apply a new one for my single member LLC with IRS or using the same number?
    Thanks.

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