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 Corporations Division
Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17 th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-9640
LLC Filing and Assistance Website Address www.state.ma.us/sec/
LLC Filing Fees The fee for filing a Certificate of Organization is $500. A foreign LLC wishing to do business in Massachusetts must file an Application for Registration as a Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Division along with a filing fee of $500.
LLC Name Reservation Information and Fees An organizer may reserve an LLC name for a period of thirty days. The filing fee is $15.
Link to Get LLC Formation Forms www.state.ma.us/sec/cor/Functionality/DownloadForm.htm
Periodic LLC Reporting Requirements An LLC must file an annual report each year with the Division on or before the anniversary date of the filing of the LLC’s original Certificate of Organization or Application for Registration with the Division. The filing fee is $500.
Link to Get LLC Tax Forms http://www.dor.state.ma.us/Forms/FormsMenu2.htm
LLC Tax Summary Most LLCs must file Massachusetts’ Partnership Return (Form 3). The return is for informational purposes only. LLCs that are classified as corporations for federal tax purposes must file the Corporate Excise Return (Forms 355).
LLC Statute Title XXII, Chapter 156 of the General Laws of Massachusetts.

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