How to Incorporate in Missouri

Instructions on Missouri Incorporating
by Drake Forester

What will it cost to incorporate in Missouri?

$58 Missouri articles of incorporation filing fee (if you issue no more than 30,000 shares and the par value is not more than $30,000)

What are the costs involved in forming a Missouri LLC?

Missouri LLC articles of organization will cost $105 unless you file online, which only costs $50.

Do I have to file a name reservation before incorporating in Missouri?

No. Missouri does not require name reservation. However, if you want to free business name search to see if your name is available or already in use.

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

Missouri LLCs can file online and are processed in 1 day.  It will take the Missouri Secretary of State 5-7 business days to process your Missouri articles of incorporation if you file by mail.  Missouri corporations and LLCs can also file by fax and that is done in 1-3 business days.

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

Missouri corporations file annual reports by the end of the month that their filing anniversary falls in. The Missouri annual report filing fee is $20 if you file online and $45 if you do it by paper. No annual reports are due for Missouri LLC filings.

What are the Missouri business taxes?

The Missouri Corporate net income tax rate is 6.25%, plus the Missouri franchise tax of .0333% of taxable capital in the state. The Missouri personal net income tax rates are:

$0-1,000:   1.5%
$1,000-2,000:   2%
$2,000-3,000:   2.5%
$3,000-4,000:   3%
$4,000-5,000:   3.5%
$5,000- 6,000:   4%
$6,000-7,000:   4.5%
$7,000-8,000:   5%
$8,000-9,000:   5.5%
$9,000 + :   6%

There are also a lot of local income taxes with an average rate of .12%. The average Missouri sales tax rate is 7.18%. The state has a 4.23% tax, but the average local tax is 2.95%, making a total of 7.18%

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

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

All for a total of only $275 for a Missouri LLC or $283 for a Missouri corporation.