The following table sets forth a comprehensive summary of this state’s LLC laws, filing requirements, taxation and more.

Keep in mind though, that the information in this table is subject to the whim of each state’s lawmakers, so the information is constantly changing.

It’s a good idea to do a reality check with the Secretary of State’s office to confirm that the information is still current.

Secretary of State Contact Information Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801
(808) 586-2744
(808) 586-2733 (fax)
LLC Filing and Assistance Website Address www.hawaii.gov/dcca
LLC Filing Fees The fee for filing Articles of Organization is $50. A foreign LLC must file an Application for Certificate of Authority, along with a filing fee of $50.
LLC Name Reservation Information and Fees Hawaii organizers may search an LLC name online at www.ehawaiigov.org/dcca/bizsearch/exe/bizsearch.cgi .

Organizers can reserve an LLC name by filing form X-1 with the Business Registrations Division along with a $10 filing fee.

Where to Get LLC Formation Forms http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/breg/registration/
Periodic LLC Reporting Requirements LLCs must file an Annual Report each year. Annual Report forms and specific filing instructions will be automatically mailed to the LLC in March.
Link to Get LLC Tax Forms www.state.hi.us/tax/taxforms.html
LLC Tax Summary LLCs are subject to Hawaii’s General Excise Tax. The tax rate is .4% to .5% depending on the source of the LLC’s income. Hawaii’s Franchise Tax is only levied on financial institutions and thus generally not applicable to LLCs.
LLC Statute Chapter 428 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

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