Starting a New Hampshire LLC
A 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).
File your New Hampshire 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.
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 New Hampshire.
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 New Hampshire LLC Operating Agreement and get your New Hampshire EIN Number (aka Federal Tax ID Number) from the IRS. Next, check whether your new LLC needs a New Hampshire Business License or other permits to operate.
In order to keep your New Hampshire LLC in compliance, you need to file a New Hampshire LLC Annual Report each year. The fee is $100 and is due by April 1st every year. And you must file any required New Hampshire LLC Taxes. We recommend hiring an accountant to help.