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LLC Fees - The Ultimate State-by-State Resource

Discover this ultimate breakdown that shows you all the different LLC fees state-by-state.

January 7, 2021
5 min read

What is an LLC Filing Fee?

  • A one-time fee paid to the state is called the filing fee of LLC.
  • This is not a monthly fee. No state has a monthly LLC fee system.

What is a Recurring Fee?

  • A mandatory recurring fee that is paid directly to the state every year (annually) or every other year (biennially).
  • This is to keep your LLC in good standing!
  • In most states, if you do not pay this recurring fee, your LLC will get shut down.

Important Note: Lower Fees Does Not Mean You Should Form in That State!

At a high level:

  • If you are non-US resident you can choose any state to form your LLC in. For non-US residents, the two most popular states we've seen for forming an LLC is Wyoming or Delaware and you can read a nice guide here which compares the pro's and con's of forming in each state!
  • If you live in the US, it makes the most sense to file an LLC in the state in which you live in / reside in. If you choose a state that isn't your home state where you reside, then, you might have to do what is called a domestic LLC filing and a Foreign LLC filing which would require you to pay for and effectively maintain the costs = 2 LLCs!
  • However, at the end of the day, it's your business, your choice!

LLC Filing Costs + Recurring Fees by State

This list shows filing fees and recurring fees as of 2020

Alabama State filing fee is a minimum of $150 that can vary from country to country. The recurring fees of this state are $100 includes annual privilege tax.

Alaska State filing fee is about $250 and the recurring fee is $200 every two years.

Arizona State, the filing fee is $50 with publishing cost. The report of recurring fees annually is $0.

Arkansas State has a $50 filing fee and the recurring fee is $150.

California State has a $70 filing fee and $800 franchise tax annually and a $20 statement of information annually.

Colorado State has a $50 filing fee and the recurring fee is $10 annually.

Connecticut State has a $120 filing fee and $20 annual recurring fee.

Delaware State has $90 and the recurring fee is $300 franchise tax annually.

Florida State has $125 and the recurring fee is $138.75 annually.

Georgia State has a $100 filing fee and the recurring fee is $50 annually.

Hawaii State has a $50 filing fee and $15 recurring fee annually.

Idaho State has a filing fee of $100. And recurring fee about $0.

Indiana State has $95 online and $100 by a mail filing fee and the recurring fee of $20.

Illinois State has a $150 filing fee and a $75 recurring fee.

Iowa State has a filing fee of $50 and $60 recurring fee according to the biennial report.

Kansas State has a filing fee of $160 online and $165 by mail. The recurring fee of this state is $55 annually.

Kentucky State has a filing fee of $40 and the recurring fee of $15 annually.

Louisiana State has a $100 filing fee and the recurring fee of $30 annually.

Maine State has a $175 filing fee and $85 annually recurring fee.

Maryland State has a $100 filing fee and a $300 annual recurring fee.

Massachusetts State has a $500 filing fee and a recurring fee is also $500 annually.

Michigan State has a $50 filing fee and a recurring fee is $25 annually.

Minnesota State has a $135 filing fee and the recurring fee is $0 annually.

Mississippi State has a $50 filing fee and a recurring fee is $0.

Montana State has a $70 filing fee and the recurring fee of this state is recorded as $20 annually.

Nebraska State has a $105 filing fee. The recurring fee is $10 biennially.

Nevada State has $75 plus $150 for an initial list of officers. And the recurring fee is $150 annually.

New Hampshire State has a filing fee of $100 and the recurring fee is about $100 annually.

New Jersey State has a filing fee of $125 and the recurring fee of $50 annually.

New Mexico State has a filing fee of $50 and the recurring fee is $0.

New York State has a filing fee of $200 and a $9 recurring fee.

North Dakota State has a $125 filing fee and $50 annual recurring fee.

Ohio State has a $99 filing fee and $0 recurring fee.

Oklahoma State has a $100 filing fee and $25 recurring fee.

Oregon State has a $100 filing fee and $100 recurring fee

Pennsylvania State has a filing fee of $125 and a recurring fee of $0.

Rhode Island State has a filing fee of $150 and the recurring fee is $0.

South Carolina State has a filing fee of $110 and a recurring fee of $0.

Tennessee State has a filing fee of $300 minimum and a recurring fee of $300 minimum.

Texas State has a $300 filing fee and reportedly has a $0 recurring fee.

Utah State has a $70 filing fee and the recurring fee of $ 15.

Virginia State has a $100 filing fee and a $50 recurring fee.

Washington State has a $200 filing fee and $60 recurring fee.

Wyoming State has a $100 mail and $102 filing fee and $50 annual recurring fee.

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Arjun Mahadevan

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