Michigan LLC Formation

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 Michigan LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Michigan 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 Michigan 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. Michigan 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 Michigan LLC

LLC Name

The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It must not indicate the LLC was formed for a purpose other than one or more purposes permitted in the Articles of Organization. The name must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign LLCs, domestic or foreign limited partnerships, or names currently reserved. It cannot use the words "Bank," "Industrial Bank," "Deposit," "Surety," "Security," "Trust" or "Trust Company".

Member/Manager information

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

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Michigan does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Michigan 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, but one must sign the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Michigan is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Michigan'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 Michigan. The registered agent available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Michigan Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

Michigan allows 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 Alabama LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

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

  • Annual report. Michigan requires LLCs to file an annual report. The due date is February 15 and the filing fee is $25.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Michigan LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Michigan .
  • 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. Michigan 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 Michigan information

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

State Guides

The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.

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