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

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.