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How to Form 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).
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.
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