Last updated August 18, 2021
How to Form an LLC in Maine
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Maine.
Maine LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $175 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $85 (every year)
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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Maine
A Maine 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).
You can only file your LLC by mail (there is no online filing yet). The state filing fee is $175 and the approval time is 5-10 business days (unless you pay $50 or $100 extra for expedited processing).
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 Maine.
In order to keep your Maine LLC in compliance, you need to file an LLC Annual Report each year (due by June 1st). The filing fee is $85.
We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your Maine LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.
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