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 Maine LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Maine 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 incorporate in Maine with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name cannot be any name that is the same as or deceptively similar to that of any domestic or foreign-qualified LLC without authorization. The name cannot utilize a reserved name. The name shall not contain any word or phrase indicating it is organized for any purpose not permitted by Maine law.
The following are Maine’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
Maine does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
Maine does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Organization.
Member names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization, but manager names and addresses are required to be included.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Maine is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Maine's requirements include:
LLCs must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Maine. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
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 Maine LLCs.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Maine LLCs:
. Maine requires LLCs to file an annual report by June 1. The annual report fee is $85.