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How to Form 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, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).
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.
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.
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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