How to Incorporate in Michigan

What will it cost to incorporate in Michigan?

$60 Michigan articles of incorporation filing fee

What are the costs involved in forming a Michigan LLC?

Michigan LLC articles of organization will cost $50

How long will it take to get my Michigan Incorporation or Michigan LLC processed?

It will take the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs about 5-7 business days to process your Michigan Articles of Incorporation if you file via mail. If you set up a fax account and file that way, your MI filing it is processed in 1-2 business days.  Michigan does have a 24 hour processing guarantee if you pay a $100 expedite fee.

Do I need to reserve a name before I can incorporate in Michigan

No, Michigan doesn’t require name reservations. However, when starting a business in Michigan, you will need a unique name. You can perform a free business name search online to find one.

What am I going to be looking at for ongoing fees to Michigan?

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires a Michigan annual report for corporations that is due May 15th every year. The annual report will cost $25.

An annual report for LLCs is due February 15th and the fee is $25.

What are the Michigan business taxes?

The Michigan Corporation net income tax rate is 4.95%, plus a modified gross receipts tax of .8% of sales, minus purchases from other companies.

The Michigan personal net income tax rate is 4.35%.Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.

There are also a lot of local income taxes with an average rate of .44%.

The average Michigan sales tax rate is 6%.

When we incorporate your business in Michigan, our service includes:

  • Drafting custom articles for a Michigan LLC or Michigan corporation.
  • The Michigan incorporator initial resolution for a corporation, or Michigan organizer if Michigan LLC.
  • Ratified Michigan corporate bylaws, or operating agreement if Michigan LLC.
  • The state of Michigan incorporation filing fees.
  • Resident agent service in Michigan.
  • Our service fees are: $100 for Michigan incorporation service and $125 for Michigan registered agent.

All for a total of only $275 for a Michigan LLC or $285 for a Michigan corporation.