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LLC Annual Fees by State

LLC Annual Fees by State

Note: Some fees mentioned in the video above have changed. Make sure to reference the table below for the most accurate information.

The table below shows LLC annual fees by state.

As of 2021, the average LLC annual fee in the US is $91.

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.

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LLC Annual Fees (as of 2021):

State LLC LLC Filing Fee LLC Annual Fee Due Payable To & Form Name
Alabama LLC $200 $100 minimum 2.5 months after formation AL Department of Revenue, Initial Business Privilege Tax Return
Alaska LLC $250 $100 Biennial, January 2 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 1 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 $80 Annual, March 31 CT Secretary of State, Annual Report
Delaware LLC $90 $300 Annual, June 1 DE Dept. of State, Annual Franchise Tax
Florida LLC $125 $138.75 Annual, May 1 FL Department of State, Annual Report
Georgia LLC $100 $50 Annual, April 1 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 1 of odd years IA Secretary of State, Biennial Report
Kansas LLC $160 $50 Annual, April 15 KS Secretary of State, Annual Report
Kentucky LLC $40 $15 Annual, June 30 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 1 ME Secretary of State, Annual Report
Maryland LLC $100 $300 Annual, April 15 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 15 MI Dept. of LARA, Annual Report
Minnesota LLC $155 $0 (must file an information report, no fee though) Annual, December 31 MN Secretary of State, Annual Report
Mississippi LLC $50 $0 (must file an information report, no fee though) Annual, April 15 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 15 MT Secretary of State, Annual Report
Nebraska LLC $105 $10 Biennial, April 1 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 1 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 15 NC Secretary of State, Annual Report
North Dakota LLC $135 $50 Annual, November 15 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 1 - November 1 RI Secretary of State, Annual Report
South Carolina LLC $110 $0 No report due unless LLC files 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 1 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 15 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 15 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 1 DCRA, Biennial Report
West Virginia LLC $100 $25 Annual, July 1 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

Video Transcript:

Hey, folks. Matt Horwitz at llcuniversity.com. I hope you’re doing well. Today, we’re going to talk about the LLC annual fees by state, all 50 states. I am referencing a table that we have on our website. I just printed it out to read it to you. This is a little bit ridiculous to make a video about all this stuff, but hey. Some people like videos and it’s easier to consume. I’m going to go a little bit quicker here, because there’s a lot of information to cover. Again, probably 94% to 95% of the states all have an annual report or some iteration of the annual report.

Most of the time, it’s called annual report. Sometimes it’s called an annual certificate, an annual list of members, an annual registration fee, a biennial statement, a business privilege tax return, a decennial report, a franchise tax report, a periodic report, AKA you have to send the state money every one year, every two years and in Pennsylvania, for example, every 10 years to basically keep your LLC in good standing, and in compliance … This is very serious stuff. Don’t take this lightly. If you do not file your annual report or whatever the requirement is in your state, your state will eventually dissolve AKA shut down your LLC. This is serious business.

Now I’m basically going to quickly go over … For the most part, everyone I’m about to mention is just a fee paid once every year. Now that due date is going to vary. It’s different by every single state. You’re going to have to click through to the website to read this table, because I don’t know if you can see this, but a lot of information. Let’s run for it. Alabama, $100. Alaska, $100. Arizona, $0. Arkansas, $150. California, $800 plus $20. Colorado, $10. Connecticut, $20. Delaware, $300. DC, $300. Florida, $140. Georgia, $50. Hawaii, $15. Idaho, nothing. Well actually, let me stop myself. Some states, even though you pay $0, some … A few states, you don’t have to pay anything or file anything, and those are the good states. Just a few of those. However, there’s a bunch of other states where even though you pay 0, you still have to file a report and some documentation. Again, full details on this table.

Idaho, $0. Illinois, $250. Indiana, $30. Iowa, $45. Kansas, $55. Kentucky, $15. Louisiana, $35. Maine, $85. Maryland, minimum $300. Massachusetts … Oh boy. $500. Massachusetts and California and Nevada are your big boys, wanting $500 and $800 in California. Massachusetts, $500. Michigan, $25. Minnesota, $0. Mississippi, $0. Missouri, $0. Three 0s in a row. Montana, $20. Nebraska, $10. Nevada, $500. New Hampshire, $100. New Jersey, $53. New Mexico, $0. New York, $9. Although New York does have a funny publication requirement. If you need details on that, we do have a video and a post on our website. Again, New York, $9. North Carolina, $200. North Dakota, $50. Ohio, $0. Oklahoma, $25. Oregon, $100. Pennsylvania, $70. However, it’s every 10 years. Again, most of these … I’m not reading off the due dates. Most of these are every year. Some of these are every two years.

Rhode Island, $50. South Carolina, $0. South Dakota, $50. Tennessee, minimum $300. It goes up based on the amount of members your LLC has. Texas, $0. Although they do have a franchise tax document that needs to be filed. Utah, $15. Vermont, $35. Virginia, $50. Washington state, $81. West Virginia, $25. Wisconsin, $25. Wyoming, $50. That’s fun, throwing papers on the floor like that.

Hope this video was helpful for you. If you want all the details about is it every year, is it every other year, is it due on my anniversary month, is it due in April, is it due in June, is it due in January, they’re all due at … It’s all crazy. I wish they would all just make it the same, but they’re all over the board. Hopefully, this is just a quick run through to let you get a feel for what the price is going to be on the annual state renewals that you have to pay every year to your state in order to keep your LLC in compliance and in existence. Hope this video is helpful. Talk to you soon.

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
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