Maryland Limited Liability Company

LLCs are governed by Maryland Code – Corporations and Associations, Title 4A.

How do I form a Maryland LLC?

File Articles of Organization with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). Forming an LLC in Maryland will cost a $100 state filing fee.

The state of Maryland SDAT is in charge of filing Maryland LLCs, and you may file by mail, in person, or online. It will take at least 8 weeks to a process your LLC articles of organization if you file by mail. Maryland SDAT no longer accepts faxed filings, that system has been replaced by the online filings.

What does our Maryland LLC service include?

  • Drafting custom Maryland company articles of organization.
  • We make the state filing with the MD state Department of Assessments and Taxation – Business Commercial Services.
  • The organizer initial resolution.
  • LLC operating agreement.
  • The state filing fees.
  • Maryland registered agent service.
  • Our fees are: $100 limited liability company service and $125 Maryland registered agent service.

What is the total Maryland LLC cost if I use your service?

$330 for a Maryland limited liability company and that includes the state’s regular filing fee and the return mail fee (minimum 8 week processing).

We can form your Maryland LLC in 7 business days for $381!

Any MD company expedited options?

Expedited processing is completed in 5-7 business days. We recommend filing online because it is auto expedited and eliminates mail time.

Do I need a Maryland registered agent?

You must list your registered agent (also called a resident agent) in your Maryland articles of organization.

Do I need a Federal Tax ID number?

If your business will hire employees, you will need a federal tax ID number. You may need a tax ID for other reasons, including opening a business bank account.

How much does an MD LLC cost each year?

There is an annual report for Maryland LLCs. The SDAT Maryland Personal Tax Return is due every April 15th and costs $300 minimum, depending on your assets and revenue.

What are the taxes for LLCs in Maryland?

Maryland LLCs must pay Maryland taxes.

The Maryland Corporate net income tax rate is 8.25%.
The Maryland personal net income tax rates are:

Maryland Personal Tax Rates
$0-1,000 2%
$1,000-2,000 3%
$2,000-3,000 4%
$3,000-150,000 4.75%
$150,000-300,000 5%
$300,000-500,000 5.25%
$500,000-1 million 5.5%
$1 million + 6.25%

There are also a lot of local income taxes with an average rate of 3%.
The average Maryland sales tax rate is 6%.

Anything else I should know about my Maryland LLC?

You will need to know a lot more than just How to Start a MD LLC. You may need to take action as your LLC grows. For example:

What LLC forms do I need for my Maryland LLC?

We have made the following Free LLC Forms available to the public:

Is the Maryland LLC the best option for my business?

Want to compare entities? See our Maryland Corporation page.