LLCs are governed by General Laws of Massachusetts – Title XXII, Chapter 156C General Provisions Relative to Corporations.

How do I form a Massachusetts LLC?

Form an LLC in Massachusetts by filing a Certificate of Organization with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. If you mail your filing, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will take about 2-3 business days (plus mail time) to process your Massachusetts limited liability company certificate of organization. If you file online or by fax, they will process your LLC certificate in 1-2 days.

If you file by mail the fee is $500 for a MA LLC (normal processing).

If you file by fax or online the fee is $520 for a MA LLC (expedited processing).

What does your Massachusetts LLC service include?

  • Drafting custom Massachusetts company certificate of organization.
  • We make the state filing with the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • The organizer initial resolution.
  • LLC operating agreement.
  • The state filing fees.
  • Massachusetts registered agent service.
  • Our fees are: $100 limited liability company service and $125 Massachusetts registered agent service.

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

$755 for a limited liability company and that includes the state’s LLC filing fee.

All of our MA filings are auto expedited. We can form your MA LLC in 1-2 business days!

Any MA company expedited options?

If you file by fax or online, your filing is automatically expedited for an additional $20 fee. Faxed documents are auto expedited for an additional $20 fee. We recommend this option because it cuts out mail time and expedited documents are processed by the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth in 1-2 days.

Do I need a Massachusetts registered agent?

You will need to list a registered agent in your certificate of organization.

Do I need a Federal Tax ID Number?

You will need to obtain an FEIN from the IRS if you want to hire employees. You may also need the FEIN to open a business bank account.

How much does an MA LLC cost each year?

You will have MA annual reports due on the exact anniversary of any Limited Liability Company filing, and the filing fee will be $500.

What are the taxes for an LLC in Massachusetts?

A Massachusetts LLC must pay Massachusetts taxes. The Massachusetts personal net income tax rate is 5.3% of regular income, distributions, dividends, and long-term capital gains. Short-term capital gains are taxed at 12%. Short-term capital gains are effective after holding the asset for more than 1 year per Massachusetts code 830 CMR 62.4.1. The average Massachusetts sales tax rate is 6.25%.

What else should I know about my Massachusetts LLC?

Forming a Massachusetts LLC is only the beginning. There are a variety of circumstances that may require addition filings with the state, which means filling out more forms and paying more fees! But we have you covered. Our website is full of helpful information and we include all the MA forms in your online account when you sign up for service.

Do I need any additional forms to start/maintain my MA LLC?

We do everything we can to make forming your Massachusetts LLC as easy as possible. That includes providing the following Free LLC Legal Forms:

Is the Massachusetts LLC right for my business?

This is a big decision that we can’t make for you. We suggest comparing the LLC with the MA Corporation.