Last updated October 31, 2020

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How to Form an LLC in Minnesota

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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Minnesota.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Minnesota LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $135 by mail or $155 online (one-time fee)
Annual renewal: $0 (but report must be filed every year)

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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Minnesota

How to Form an LLC in MinnesotaA Minnesota 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 Minnesota is simple. Search your Minnesota LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Articles of Organization with the Minnesota Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.

You can file your LLC by mail or you can file it online. If you file by mail, the fee is $135 and the approval time is 4-7 business days. If you file online, the fee is $155 and the approval time is immediate.

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

In order to keep your Minnesota LLC in compliance, you need to file an LLC Annual Renewal each year. The fee is $0.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your Minnesota LLC, step-by-step.

You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.

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

(check out Northwest vs LegalZoom)

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.
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