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 Massachusetts LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Massachusetts has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Symbols cannot be used in a company name. The name may not be the same as the name or trade name of a Massachusetts LLC, foreign LLC, firm, association, person carrying on business in Massachusetts or name under reservation. It may also not be so similar as to be mistaken for another name unless given the written consent of the existing LLC, firm, association or person. The words "United States," "U.S." or "Veteran" imply an association with the government and cannot be used.
The following are the Massachusetts requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
Massachusetts does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
Members/managers must be at least 18 years old.
Inclusion in the Articles of Organization.
Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Information for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Massachusetts is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. The Massachusetts requirements include:
LLCs must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts LLCs.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Massachusetts LLCs:
Massachusetts requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is due on the anniversary date of the incorporation. The filing fee is $500.