LLC Fees by State – State-Wise Comparison

LLC Fees

In this article, we will be discussing what is the average cost to register an LLC across all the states in USA. We will also compare the cost to maintain the LLC post formation.

State Name LLC Filing Fee LLC Recurring Fee Recurring Frequency
Alabama $160 $0 None
Alaska $250 $100 biennial
Arizona $50 $0 annual
Arkansas $50 $150 annual
California $70 $800 annual
Colorado $50 $10 annual
Connecticut $120 $20 annual
Delaware $90 $300 annual
Florida $125 $138.75 annual
Georgia $100 $50 annual
Hawaii $50 $15 annual
Idaho $100 $0 annual
Illinois $150 $75 annual
Indiana $85 $20 biennial
Iowa $50 $60 biennial
Kansas $165 $55 annual
Kentucky $40 $15 annual
Louisiana $100 $30 annual
Maine $175 $85 annual
Maryland $100 $300 annual
Massachusetts $500 $500 annual
Michigan $50 $0 annual
Minnesota $155 $0 annual
Mississippi $50 $0 annual
Missouri $105 $0 None
Montana $70 $0 annual
Nebraska $105 $10 biennial
Nevada $75 $200 annual
New Hampshire $100 $100 annual
New Jersey $125 $50 annual
New Mexico $50 $0 None
New York $200 $9 biennial
North Carolina $125 $200 annual
North Dakota $135 $50 annual
Ohio $99 $0 None
Oklahoma $100 $25 annual
Oregon $100 $100 annual
Pennsylvania $125 $0 None
Rhode Island $150 $50 annual
Puerto Rico $250 $150 annual
South Carolina $110 $0 None
South Dakota $150 $50 annual
Tennessee $300 $300 annual
Texas $300 $0 annual
Utah $70 $15 annual
Vermont $125 $35 annual
Virginia $100 $50 annual
Washington $200 $60 annual
Washington D.C. $220 $300 annual
West Virginia $100 $25 annual
Wisconsin $130 $25 annual
Wyoming $100 $0 annual

Source: BusinessEntity.org / Last Updated on 20/08/2018

The above fees are for normal processing. For expedited formation additional cost will charged.

Additional/Ongoing charges may include:

Top 10 Cheapest State to register the LLC based on Filing Fee:

  • Kentucky – $40
  • Arizona – $50
  • Arkansas – $50
  • Colorado – $50
  • Hawaii – $50
  • Iowa – $50
  • Michigan – $50
  • Mississippi – $50
  • New Mexico – $50
  • California – $70

Top 10 Cheapest state to register the LLC based on Filing fee and annual fees

  • Arizona – $50
  • Michigan – $50
  • Mississippi – $50
  • New Mexico – $50
  • Kentucky – $55
  • Colorado – $60
  • Hawaii – $65
  • Montana – $70
  • Utah – $85
  • Ohio – $99

Registration cost and annual fees cannot be the sole criteria for choosing the state. Another thing that one needs to keep in mind are state taxes. Each state has different tax bracket and its best to form the business where the taxes are lowest.

State with No Tax

  • Wyoming
  • Washington
  • Texas
  • South Dakota
  • Nevada
  • Florida
  • Alaska

State with lowest Tax Rate

  • Colorado
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • New York

State with highest tax Rate

  • California
  • Indiana
  • Mississippi
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee

We hope this stats, will be helpful in deciding which state you want to form your business in.