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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. To suggest an item for this section, please contact us.

Alabama Filing Fees for Corporations Division Forms
Download Forms
Alaska Forms and Fees
Arkansas Forms and Filing Fees
Arizona Filing Checklists and Forms
California Forms / Samples
Colorado Business Divisions Forms Index
Fee Schedule
File a Document
Connecticut Commercial Recording Division Forms Index
Fee Schedule [PDF]
Delaware Corporate Forms and Certificates
Division of Corporations Fee Schedule
District of Columbia Register a Domestic Corporation: Forms and Information
Florida Forms
Corporation Fees
Georgia Filing Procedures for Georgia Corporations
Hawaii Registration Forms and Information
Idaho IDSOS Business Entity Index
Business Entity Main Page
Illinois Publications and Forms
Indiana Forms
Iowa Business Entity Forms and Fees
Kansas Forms and Fees
Kentucky Business Filing Forms
Business Filing Fees
Louisiana Forms
Maine Business Corporations Forms and Fees
Non-Profit Corporations Forms and Fees
Limited Liability Company (LLC) Forms and Fees
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Forms and Fees
Maryland Register Your Business
Massachusetts Downloadable Forms and Fax Filing
Filing Fees
Michigan Corporation Forms
Limited Liability Company Forms
Limited Liability Partnership Forms
Limited Partnership Forms
Minnesota Forms
Filing Fee Schedule
Mississippi Fees and Forms
Missouri Steps for Starting a Business
Montana Business Forms
Nebraska Corporate and Business Forms
Nevada Forms & Fees
New Hampshire Forms
New Jersey Licenses and Permits
Starting a Business
New Mexico Corporations Forms
New York

Business Filings
Fee Schedules 

North Carolina Division of Corporations Forms and Fees
North Dakota

Forms and Fees (Corporations, LLC, LLP)

Ohio Filing and Payments
Oklahoma Business Forms
Oregon Forms and Fee Schedule
Pennsylvania Forms for Businesses
Rhode Island Forms and Fees
South Carolina Library of Forms and Fees
South Dakota Forms
Filing and User Fees
Tennessee Forms and Fee Schedules
Texas Business Organization Forms
Fee Schedule
Utah Forms
Schedule of Fees
Vermont Forms
Filing Fees
Virginia Business Entity Forms
West Virginia Business Filing Forms
Fee Schedule
Washington Registration Forms
Wisconsin Forms
Fee Schedules
Wyoming

Business Forms and Publications
Filing Fee Schedule

Get Legal Help Forming Your Business Structure

Deciding which of the many business structures is best for your business will depend on a number of factors, including the nature and size of your organization. In addition to identifying and filing the proper paperwork with your state, you will need to understand the tax and liability implications of a given business form. If you need additional help forming your business, consider talking to a business organizations attorney near you.

See FindLaw's Incorporation and Legal Structures section for more articles and resources.

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