Massachusetts LLC Cost

We’ve compiled the most common fees associated with forming an LLC in Massachusetts.

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FAQs on how to determine Massachusetts LLC costs

  • The Massachusetts LLC cost is more than just the filing fee for the Certificate of Organization.

    Filing Fee – $520

    The cost to file the Certificate of Organization is $520. You can pay an expedited service fee of $0.00 to have your documents processed in 4 – 6 days or rush it in 1 – 2 days for $79

    Annual Reports – $300

    Every LLC must file an annual report on or before the anniversary date of the filing of the original Certificate of Organization. The cost to file is $500.

  • Let’s go over some additional fees you may encounter as you set up your Massachusetts LLC. The cost to start a business in Massachusetts is different for everyone based on their business activities and location.

    LLC Name Reservation

    If you choose a business name but you’re not quite ready to file the Certificate of Organization, you can reserve the name. All you need to do is file an Application of Reservation of Name and pay the $30 filing fee. Also, we can handle filing the name reservation application for you with our Name Reservation Service.

    Certificate of Good Standing

    When it comes time to open a business bank account or take out a business loan, you may need to provide a Certificate of Good Standing. This document is proof that you’re compliant with all state filing requirements and tax payments. The cost to request a Certificate of Good Standing is $25.

    Business Licenses and Permits

    Just about every business needs some combination of permits, licenses, registrations, or certificates to operate. Federal, state, and local government agencies issue their own licenses and have their own fees.

    If you’re unsure about what licenses and permits you need, use our Business License Report Service. Our partners at Avalara will create a summarized report of the licenses required for your company.

    Amendments to Organization Documents

    When certain changes occur within your LLC, you must amend your Certificate of Organization. You need to file an amendment if:

    • You designate managers of the LLC that weren’t in place at the time of formation
    • You change the managers or members authorized to sign on behalf of the LLC
    • You change any required information on the Certificate of Organization

    The amendment filing fee is $100.

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  • Yes. If you file your annual report past the deadline, there’s a $25 late penalty fee. 

  • Yes. If you file your annual report past the deadline, there’s a $25 late penalty fee. 

  • The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Corporations Division receives all filing fees. 

  • The amount of filing fees you’ll pay depends on your business activities and where your company is located. However, for most companies, the largest Massachusetts LLC cost is the$520initial filing fee.

  • The Secretary’s office accepts payment via cash, check, money order, and credit card.

Massachusetts Secretary of State Contact Information

One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Office Hours:
8:45 am to 5:00 pm

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