Last updated August 18, 2021
How to Form an LLC in Massachusetts
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $500 by mail or $520 online (one-time fee)
Annual report: $500 by mail or $520 online (every year)
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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Massachusetts
A Massachusetts 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 file your LLC by mail or you can file it online. If you file by mail, the fee is $500. If you file online, the fee is $520. In both cases, the approval time is 24 to 36 hours.
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 Massachusetts.
In order to keep your Massachusetts LLC in compliance, you must also file an LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is $500 if you file by mail, and $520 if you file online.
We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your Massachusetts LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.
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