New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Formation.

Form a New Hampshire LLC

LLC Name

The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any LLC authorized to transact business in the state, any reserved or registered name, the fictitious name of a foreign LLC, domestic or foreign limited partnership, or any other business entity. The name must not contain language implying the LLC is organized for a purpose not permitted by the Act or its Certificate of Formation.

Member/Manager information

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

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. New Hampshire does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. New Hampshire does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Certificate of Formation. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Formation, but a member or manager must sign the Certificate of Formation.

Requirements for the Certificate of Formation

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

Professional services businesses

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for New Hampshire LLCs:

  • Annual report. New Hampshire requires LLCs to file an annual report between January 1 and April 1. The filing fee is $100.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for New Hampshire LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of New Hampshire .
  • 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. New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire information

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

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