North Carolina LLC Requirements

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 North Carolina LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for North Carolina LLCs:

  • Annual report. North Carolina requires LLCs to file an annual report, which is due on or before April 15. The cost is $200.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for North Carolina LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of North Carolina .
  • 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. North Carolina 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 North Carolina information

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

State Guides

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