Articles of organization form your Massachusetts LLC.
Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
|Agency:||Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth|
Mail, fax, in-person, or online
$500 + optional $25 expedite fee
~2-3 business days by mail (plus mail time). ~1-2 business days by fax with $25 expedite fee.
Massachusetts permits Professional LLCs which have separate formation requirements.