Last updated August 18, 2021
How to Form an LLC in Montana
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Montana.
Montana LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $70 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $20 (every year)
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Here is a quick overview on starting an LLC in Montana
A Montana 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. An LLC can also be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).
The state of Montana no longer has a “file by mail” option (as of 2017). All LLCs in Montana must be filed online.
The Montana LLC filing fee is $70 (one-time payment).
The Montana LLC approval time is 1 hour or less. It’s pretty much “instant”. After you submit your LLC filing online and make payment, you’ll receive an email with your LLC approval documents (on average it takes about 5 minutes or less).
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 Montana.
In order to keep your Montana LLC in compliance with the state, you need to file an LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is $20 and it’s due by April 15th (the first Annual Report is due the year after your LLC is approved). And like the LLC formation step, the Annual Report can only be filed online (you can’t file by mail).
We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your Montana LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.
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