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Montana 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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Advantages of an LLC:

  • LLCs are easy to set up and maintain
  • Members are typically not liable for the debts of the LLC
  • Income and losses can be passed through to members as in a sole proprietorship or partnership
  • LLCs do not have the same corporate formalities as a corporation
  • An LLC has a flexible management and ownership structure
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Montana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Limited Liability Company registered to do business in Montana must include 'Limited Liability Company,' 'Limited Company,' or an abbreviation of either of those designations, in their name. Professional LLCs must also distinguish themselves as such by including 'Professional Limited Liability Company,' or an abbreviation of that title, in their business name.
  • Montana LLCs must appoint a registered agent that has a physical address in Montana and is either a resident of the state, a domestic business, or a foreign company that has registered to transact business in Montana.
  • Limited Liability Companies formed outside of Montana can do business in the state provided that they file a Certificate of Authority of Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Secretary of State, provide a certificate of good standing/existence from their home state, and pay a fee. If a Foreign LLC cannot use the name it was formed under, it can file a Registration of Assumed Business Name Application as well.
  • The state generally completes filings within 4 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 1 week*.

Incorporate In Montana

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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 Montana 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.

Montana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within the state of Montana.
  • The state generally completes filings within 4 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 1 week*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Montana 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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Reasons to file an Montana 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.

Montana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Montana.
  • The state generally completes filings within 4 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 1 week*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Montana 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 Montana

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Reasons to file an Montana 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.

Montana Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Montana.
  • The state generally completes filings within 4 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 1 week*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

Around 66% of the land in Montana is devoted to Agriculture, making it a major source of food and grain. The large amount of wheat and barley grown in the state has also brought a very strong industry in micro brewing to the state.

The state has no sales tax, and charges a flat 6.75% corporate income tax. The individual income tax code is slightly more complicated, with the highest bracket collecting 6.9% of personal income. Montana is also one of the fastest growing states, meaning there is a lot of potential for businesses looking to grow with the state. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Montana.

*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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