How Much Does It Cost To Start An LLC?

How Much Does It Cost To Start An LLC?

The short answer to the question, “how much does it cost to start an LLC,” is, it depends. The cost to start an LLC will largely depend on the state of formation. Here are examples of some of (not all) the costs associated with an LLC in several popular states:

How much does it cost to start an LLC in:

  1. Delaware:
    1. $90 Certificate of Formation (one time);
    2. $300 franchise tax (per year if paid on time); and
    3. $50-$200 Registered Agent service (if needed, per year).
  2. Florida:
    • $100 Articles of Organization (one time);
    • $25 Registered Agent Fee (one time);
    • $138.75 Annual Report (per year if paid on time); and
    • $50-$200 Registered Agent service (if needed, per year).
  3. California:
    • $70 Articles of Organization (one time);
    • $20 initial Statement of Information (“SOI”) (filed w/in 90 days);
      • After initial SOI, paid bi-annually as either an SOI or Statement of No Change.
    • $800 Franchise Tax (per year if paid on time); and
    • $50-$200 Registered Agent service (if needed, per year).
  4. Nevada:
    • $75 Articles of Organization (one time);
    • $150 Initial List of Managers and Members form (per year);
    • $200 State Business License (per year); and
    • $50-$200 Registered Agent service (if needed, per year).
  5. Wyoming:
    • $100 Articles of Organization (one time + $2 if online);
    • The greater of $50 or two-tenths of one mill on the dollar ($.0002) based on the company’s assets located and employed in the state of Wyoming (per year); and
    • $50-$200 Registered Agent service (if needed, per year).

We previously wrote about New York LLC formation and costs as well as New Jersey LLC formation and costs.

As you can see, the question, “how much does it cost to start an LLC,” varies by state. Please note that there may be other fees associated with each of these entities, including business licenses, applications of authority, taxes, etc.

Adam Blaier, Esq.

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