State Guide: Forms and Fees for Business Formation
Regardless of which business formation path you take -- whether it's a limited liability company (LLC), general partnership, or some other legal structure -- you likely will need to file with the state in which you operate. This process typically requires the payment of certain fees as well. If you already have formed your business, you still may need to pay an annual reporting fee and other types of fees associated with specific processes.
The following table provides you with access to business organization forms and filing fee information for the 50 states and Washington, DC. Please keep in mind that states tend to change their websites periodically.
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