New Hampshire LLC

How to Form an LLC in New Hampshire

How to Form an LLC in New HampshireA New Hampshire 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.

A New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire is simple. Search your New Hampshire LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Certificate of Formation with the New Hampshire Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.

You can file your LLC by mail or online. The state filing fee is $100 in both cases (plus $2 transaction fee for online filing). If you file by mail, your New Hampshire LLC will be approved in 1-3 weeks. If you file online, your New Hampshire LLC will be approved in 3-7 business days.

You can also file your New Hampshire LLC by walk-in, but this is usually only helpful to local residents or those willing to drive to Concord, NH 03301.

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

In order to keep your New Hampshire LLC in compliance, you need to file an LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is $100 and is due by April 1st every year.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own New Hampshire 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? Hire a professional to form your LLC in New Hampshire:
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4 Comments

  1. Tom February 18, 2018

    Hello my question is New Hampshire is April 1st for renewals of LLc if I set up a new one in March will I have to renew a month later?

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    • Matt Horwitz February 21, 2018

      Hi Tom, please see our New Hampshire LLC Annual Report page for full details, but the quick answer is no. If your LLC is formed in March of 2018, then your first Annual Report will be due by April 1st of 2019. Hope that helps.

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  2. Mike July 19, 2018

    Hi Matt,

    If I start an LLC this summer, but move to another state next summer, what happens during the move and the first month or so in the new state? Does my LLC continue to operate in the original state until I somehow transfer to the new state? Seems like this could be a complicated situation.

    Thank you ,
    Mike

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    • Matt Horwitz August 12, 2018

      Hi Mike, there are usually 3 ways to move an LLC:

      1. Dissolve old LLC and form a new LLC. This is usually the cleanest (record-wise), however, you’ll need a new EIN and new bank account opened in the new state.

      2. File a Foreign LLC qualification (allows existing LLC to do business in new state). You can use same EIN and bank account, however, this can be expensive since you’re maintaining 2 LLC filings (note: it’s still one LLC though). You have the cost of the Foreign LLC Registration/Qualification, Registered Agent fees in both states (if applicable), and Annual Reports in both states (if applicable).

      3. Redomesticate (sometimes called “conversion” or merger”) old LLC from current jurisdiction (old state) to new jurisdiction (new state). You can keep the EIN and the bank account, but the filing is more complicated.

      It may be easiest to form the LLC in the state you are soon moving to. Hope that helps.

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