Maine LLC

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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.

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Maine LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $175 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $85 (every year)

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Hire a company to form your Maine LLC:
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How to Form an LLC in MaineA 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).

Forming an LLC in Maine is simple. Search your Maine LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Certificate of Formation with the Maine Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.

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).

After your Maine LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get your Federal Tax ID Number (aka EIN) from the IRS.

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 own Maine LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Hire a professional to form your LLC in Maine:
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)

(check out Northwest vs LegalZoom)

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
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