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Register a Foreign LLC in Massachusetts

To register a foreign LLC in Massachusetts, you must file a Massachusetts Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You can submit this document by mail, by fax, or in person. The Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registrations costs $500 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Massachusetts answers the most common questions about how to file the Massachusetts Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration, but you can also sign up for our Massachusetts Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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What does it cost to register a foreign LLC in Massachusetts?

$500 for normal processing.
$20 additional for fax processing.

How long does it take for the state to process the Massachusetts Application for Registration?

Documents are typically processed the same day.

How will I get verification of registration back from Massachusetts?

They will not mail you anything unless there is a problem with your filing. If you do not receive anything from their office within one week, you can look up the status online and print verification of registration from the website.

What forms do I file with Massachusetts to register my out of state LLC?

The Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration form, a Certificate of Legal Existence or Good Standing, and the filing fee are required.

What do I need from my home state?

A Certificate of Legal Existence or Good Standing.

Does it need to be an original copy?

Yes, unless filing by fax.

How current does the certificate need to be?

It must be current within 60 days.

Will I need an Massachusetts registered agent for my LLC?

Yes, when you hire Northwest as your Massachusetts registered agent, it’s a flat rate yearly price of $125 a year, you’ll have an online account that tracks your report due dates, which states you are registered in, when your yearly service with us is up, and any documents we receive locally for you are uploaded into your account immediately for complete viewing. If or when you get served with a lawsuit, we can email up to 4 people and your attorney at the same time for real time complete viewing of a lawsuit. You’ll receive annual report reminders. It’s the same price every year, and there are no weird fees or cancellation fees.

You’ll also see all the pre-populated forms and specific filing instructions on the thank you page, in your online account, and they will be emailed to you immediately upon signing up for 1 year of registered agent service.

Does the Massachusetts registered agent need to sign the filing?

The registered agent’s consent to appointment must be either on the certificate or attached thereto.

How can I file the Massachusetts Application for Registration?

By mail, fax or in person.

What is the state agency that accepts the out of state registration?

Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1512
Phone: (617)727-9640
Fax: (617)624-3891

Do the signatures on the Massachusetts LLC application need to be original?

Yes, unless filing by fax.

Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

An authorized signatory of the LLC must sign the form.

Are there any weird things about registering in Massachusetts?

The form must be typed.

County filing or publication is not necessary for foreign LLCs, unless specifically required by the county in which your registered agent resides.

Are there ongoing Massachusetts annual report and/or initial reporting requirements?

Massachusetts annual reports are due on the exact anniversary of their filing.

What about Massachusetts taxes?

You must pay all applicable Massachusetts taxes, just like any Massachusetts LLC.

How can I withdraw my business from Massachusetts?

You can withdraw a business from Massachusetts by filing a Certificate of Withdrawal.

What are your fees?

You’ll need to have an Massachusetts registered agent. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Massachusetts. It’s a flat rate, once a year fee, and includes more than other registered agents. Here’s a little more about our registered agent service.

We charge a $100 one-time filing service fee if you would like us to obtain the certificates needed from your home state, and register your company in any state you choose. We have offices in every state and can act as your registered agent and make your filings for you in any state. If you would like to register with multiple states at once, we can usually drop our filing service fee down.

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