State Guides

Whether you are just starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, it is helpful to know and understand the formation and ongoing requirements each state places on corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).

State-specific information to help you make informed decisions

For each state, BizFilings has state guides that provide key information on state-specific requirements. Our four types of guides and the information they include are:

  • Corporation formation requirements. This guide includes information on costs, naming requirements, director requirements, whether certain information must be included in the Articles of Incorporation, whether other state or county filings are required at the time of incorporation and how the state treats professional services businesses.
  • Ongoing corporation requirements. This guide includes information on corporate recordkeeping requirements, state taxes and fees, business license requirements and whether the state recognizes the federal S corporation election.
  • LLC formation requirements. This guide includes information on costs, naming requirements, member/manager requirements, whether certain information must be included in the Articles of Organization, whether other state or county filings are required at the time of LLC formation and whether the state allows professional limited liability companies (PLLCs) for professional services businesses.
  • LLC ongoing requirements. This guide includes information on state taxes and fees and business license requirements.
State State
Alabama Montana
Alaska Nebraska
Arizona Nevada
Arkansas New Hampshire
California New Jersey
Colorado New Mexico
Connecticut New York
Delaware North Carolina
District of Columbia North Dakota
Florida Ohio
Georgia Oklahoma
Hawaii Oregon
Idaho Pennsylvania
Illinois Rhode Island
Indiana South Carolina
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Kentucky Texas
Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan West Virginia
Minnesota Wisconsin
Mississippi Wyoming
Missouri
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