How to form an LLC in Tennessee
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Tennessee.
Tennessee LLC costs:
State LLC filing fee: $300 (one-time fee)
Annual report fee: $300 (every year)
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Annual Report Filing Fee
If your LLC has 1-6 members, your filing fee is $300.
More than 6 Members:
If your LLC has more than 6 members, you will add an additional $50 per member for each member over 6.
- If you have 7 members, your filing fee is $300 + $50 (+1 member) = $350.
- If you have 10 members, your filing fee is $300 + $200 (+4 members) = $500.
Your $300 Annual Report filing fee is due at the same time every year.
It must be paid by the 1st day of the 4th month after the end of your LLC’s fiscal year.
Most of our users listed January 1st to December 31st as their LLC’s fiscal year when forming their LLC, so if you did the same, your Annual Report will be due by April 1st each year.
Accepted Forms of Payment – File Online
Credit card or debit card.
Accepted Forms of Payment – File by Mail
Check or money order.
Make check or money order payable to “Tennessee Secretary of State”.
Annual Report Instructions – File Online
If you file online, you will fill out your Annual Report on the State’s website, then submit it electronically, and pay the filing fee with a debit or credit card. There is also a small “convenience fee” for online filing.
Annual Report Instructions – File by Mail
If you file by mail, you will fill out your Annual Report on the State’s website, then print it out and mail it to the State along with a check or money order to pay the filing fee.
Mail your Annual Report with your check or money order (for $300, made payable to the “Tennessee Secretary of State”) to:
Secretary of State
Attn: Annual Report
6th Floor – Snodgrass Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
If you do not submit your Annual Report within 2 months of due date, your LLC will be administratively dissolved and shut down.
What to Expect
If you file online, you’ll receive a success message and be able to print out your Annual Report to save for your records.
If you file by mail, the State does not send you a receipt or any documents.
State Contact Information
Make sure to file and pay your Annual Report each and every year.
We recommend putting a repeating reminder on your calendar so you don’t forget.
Once you understand this requirement, you can then proceed to the next Lesson: Taxes.