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Massachusetts LLC

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When you file an LLC ( Limited Liability Company ) with the secretary of state, you gain the advantages of limited liability for the entity's debts and obligations. An LLC combines aspects of partnerships and corporations, so it is less formal and more flexible than a typical corporation, yet offers protection and advantages that are almost the same.

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File an LLC in Massachusetts

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Reasons to file an LLC:

  • Personal liability protection from business debts.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • Option to choose how the company will be taxed i.e. Sole proprietor, Partnership, C-Corp and S-Corp.
  • Less formal entity structure then a corporation. No annual meetings or minutes are required to be documented (most still do).
  • Owners are not required to be United States citizens.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Massachusetts Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Limited Liability Companies formed, or registered to do business, in Massachusetts must ensure that their name is not the same as, or 'deceptively similar to,' the name of any business in Massachusetts. LLCs must also include the words 'limited liability company,' 'limited company,' or the abbreviations 'L.L.C.,' LLC,' 'L.C.,' or 'LC' in their name.
  • LLCs formed in Massachusetts must enclose the general nature of their business, the names and addresses of the LLC's managers, or members if the LLC is member-managed, the name and address of the LLC's primary place of business, its Federal Identification Number (also known as an EIN, or Employer Identification Number), and the name and address of the LLC's registered agent in the state.
  • Foreign LLCs can register to do business in Massachusetts by filing a Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration, and a certificate of good standing/existence, with the Secretary of the Commonwealth Corporations Division. All LLCs, domestic or foreign, doing business in Massachusetts must file an annual report by their anniversary.
  • Generally filings are completed within 1 week* at the state level.

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations or debts.

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Reasons to file a Massachusetts Corporation:

  • Separate yourself from the business and reduce your personal liability.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • A C-Corporation has no limit on shareholders.
  • Shareholders are not required to be United States Citizens in a C-Corporation.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Massachusetts Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state requires a business address located within the state of Massachusetts. A PO Box is not allowed.
  • The state generally completes filings within null*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Massachusetts Non-Profit Corporation

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations

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File a Non-Profit Corporation in Massachusetts

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Reasons to file an Massachusetts Non profit Corporation:

  • A 501(c) organization, also known as a "non-profit", is an American tax-exempt non-profit organization.
  • There is a deduction, for federal income tax purposes, for some donors who make charitable contributions to most types of 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • There are 28 types of non-profit organizations that are exempt from some federal income taxes.
  • When becoming a non-profit, you first must become incorporated as one in your state. Then the corporation can apply for the tax exempt status.
  • To accept money or donations for a qualifying entity (such as churches, charities & civic leagues), a nonprofit entity should be filed.

Massachusetts Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Massachusetts.
  • Generally filings are completed within 1 week* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Massachusetts Professional Corporation

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If a corporation will be engaging in what your state might call professional services, then a "Professional Corporation" must be formed pursuant to certain statutory provisions. professional services according to most states usually consists of services like medical services, legal services, accounting and financial services etc.

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File a Professional Corporation in Massachusetts

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Reasons to file an Massachusetts Professional Corporation:

  • Professional corporations (abbreviated as PC or P.C.) are corporate entities that are required by licensing boards, for such professionals as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians.
  • Legal regulations applying to professional corporations typically differ in important ways from other corporations.
  • Professional corporations may exist as part of a larger, corporate entity. For example, a law firm or medical practice might be organized as a partnership of several or many professional corporations.

Massachusetts Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Massachusetts.
  • Generally filings are completed within 1 week* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

Massachusetts boasts some of the finest institutes of higher education, and has the third highest median household income in the USA. So, with a well-trained workforce and money to spend, Massachusetts is a very attractive home to small businesses.

And, though Massachusetts has a reputation for higher taxes, a voter referendum meant that corporate income tax was set to fall to 8% by 2012, and income tax will eventually reach a flat 5%. Local taxes vary, but Massachusetts is making an effort to turn itself into a more small business friendly state. Massachusetts also maintains a network of small business training centers, which helps educate small business owners and gives them the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs in their industry. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Massachusetts.

*State filing turn around times are subject to change without notice. Times listed on our site are accurate at the time of our last update.


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