Hawaii LLC Requirements

Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.

Cost to form a Hawaii LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Hawaii state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to form an LLC in Hawaii with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • 48-hour turn-around. Hawaii has a 48-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.

Form a Hawaii LLC

LLC name

The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Purely geographical locations and the word "Partners" cannot be used in LLC names. The word "Bank" and variations require approval from the Commissioner of Financial Institutions.

Member/Manager information

The following are Hawaii’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Hawaii does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
  • Age requirements. Hawaii does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Hawaii is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Hawaii's requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Hawaii. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Hawaii Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

Hawaii does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

After forming a limited liability company (LLC) , you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Hawaii LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Hawaii LLCs:

  • Annual report. Hawaii requires LLCs to file an annual report. The annual report filing fee is $15 and the due date is tied to the anniversary of the company’s date of incorporation.
    • If the anniversary date is between January 1 and March 31, the report is due on or before March 31 and the report must include information current as of January 1st.
    • If the anniversary date is between April 1 and June 30, the report is due on or before June 30 and the information included must include information current as of April 1.
    • If the anniversary date is between July 1 and September 30, the report is due on or before September 30 and must include information current as of July 1.
    • If the anniversary date is between October 1 and December 31, the report is due on or before December 31, and must include information current as of October 1.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Hawaii LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Hawaii .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Hawaii does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional Hawaii information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Hawaii:

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