Montana LLC

How to Form an LLC in Montana

How to Form an LLC in MontanaA 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, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

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

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

You can only file your Montana LLC online. As of 2017, you can no longer file by mail.

The Montana LLC filing fee is $70 (one-time payment).

The Montana LLC approval time is 7-10 business days (unless you pay extra for expediting). Expedited processing will speed up the review to either 24 hours or 1 hour, depending how much extra you pay. $20 expedited filing gets you a 24-hour review time. $100 expedited filing gets you a 1-hour review time.

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

In order to keep your Montana LLC in compliance, you need to file an LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is $20 and it’s due by April 15th.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own Montana 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? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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Forming an LLC shouldn’t be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! We teach people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your entrepreneurial journey.


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