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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Maine using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Maine LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. We can file this for you; simply add it to your order.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Maine LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Maine LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Maine LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Maine LLC Formation Guidelines
The Limited Liability Company must contain the words must contain the words “Limited Liability Company,” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” or the designation “LLC.” An available name may be reserved for a 120-day period.
Organizers / Members
The limited liability company can be formed by any one or more persons. The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
A limited liability company may be organized for any lawful purpose. If the purpose of the limited liability company makes it subject to special provision of the law, it must also comply with that provision (specifically intended to permit formations of a professional limited liability company).
Record Keeping Requirements
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Maine or its registered office, where its records will be kept.
The limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Maine.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement. The agreement may contain any provisions regarding the affairs and conduct of the business of the company to the extent such provisions are not inconsistent with the laws of the Maine or the Articles of Organization.
Submit to the Secretary of State an executed original of the Articles of Organization. Please note that the Registered Agent must executed the Articles of Organization giving his acceptance to act as the Registered Agent for the company.
Once your LLC is formed, you must do a few basis steps to make sure your entity is in compliance with state law. Doing so will preserve your limited liability for the owners of the company.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Maine LLCs:
- Annual report. Maine requires LLCs to file an annual report by June 1.
- Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Maine LLCs, see the State of Maine website.
- Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
- State tax identification number. Maine does not require a state tax identification number.
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. SunDoc Filings can help you with these requirements at your request.
Maine LLC Frequently Asked Questions